Russia denounces alleged bioterrorist activities in Ukraine | News

The Russian Defense Ministry again denounced on Thursday the US military biological activities on Ukrainian territory and accused Washington of what it called numerous violations of the Biological Weapons Convention (BTWC).

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According to the version of the Defense portfolio, the US Army would have taken advantage of “the existing gaps in international law and the lack of a clear verification mechanism, [lo cual permitió que] the US administration has steadily developed its military and biological capabilities in various regions of the world.”

Russia recalls that this is the most recent of the revelations that its Ministry of Defense has made in this regard, since previously they provided a scheme on the US coordination of biological laboratories and research institutes in Ukraine.

In this case, they point to the Science and Technology Center of Ukraine (STCU), an apparently non-public organization that has nothing to do with the Pentagon with headquarters in kyiv and regional offices in Baku, Chisinau and Tbilisi, as well as in Kharkov and Lviv.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry found that the STCU’s main activity is to act as a clearinghouse for research grants of interest to the Pentagon, including biological weapons research.

In recent years alone, Washington reportedly spent more than $350 million on STCU projects through US clients and sponsors such as the State Department and the Department of Defense. Funding is also provided through the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Departments of Agriculture, Health and Energy, they note.

With a document to come from the STCU, Washington, according to Russia, actually recognizes the work of Ukrainian experts in developing the delivery and use of weapons of mass destruction, and considers it appropriate to continue funding them.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Mechanism for Investigating Suspected Use of Biological and Toxin Weapons, as well as the 1925 Geneva Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases and Bacteriological Methods of Warfare and Military Conflict , do not cover the verification of the biological activities of the States Parties. The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also does not have that authority.