Russia said on Wednesday the United States must explain what Moscow claims was a military biological program in Ukraine – an allegation Washington has already dismissed as “absurd” misinformation, according to Reuters.
Oddly enough, the US government admitted there are biological labs in Ukraine, but does not state they are part of a US program.
Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland said Tuesday that there are “biological research facilities” in Ukraine the US is concerned Russian forces might seize. She made the comments when asked by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if Ukraine has chemical or biological weapons. Veteran journalist Glenn Greenwald was one of the only reporters to notice Nuland’s comments to Senator Rubio.
“Ukraine has biological research facilities which in fact we are quite concerned Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of, so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach,” Nuland said.
Ukraine has “biological research facilities,” says Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland, when asked by Sen Rubio if Ukraine has biological or chemical weapons, and says she’s worried Russia may get them. But she says she’s 100% sure if there’s a biological attack, it’s Russia. pic.twitter.com/uo3dHDMfAS
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 8, 2022
This admission has been largely overlooked by the media, even though it was clearly stated there are actually biological research labs in Ukraine. It remains uncertain who is running these labs, and what kind of research is being conducted.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said evidence of the alleged program had been uncovered by Russia during what it calls its military operation in Ukraine, which its forces invaded on Feb. 24. It involved deadly pathogens including plague and anthrax, Reuters reported.