Russia denounces German support for biomilitary activity in Ukraine | News

The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajárova, denounced in an interview with a local media outlet that Germany is involved in biomilitary activities in Ukraine.

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“Along with the United States, Germany itself has been and probably continues to be heavily involved in biomilitary activities in Ukraine for many years,” he said.

“As of 2013, the German Government carries out a national biological security program (German Biosecurity Program / GBP) under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, through which various joint projects with government agencies and research centers are carried out. investigation of the chosen countries, including Ukraine in 2014, when the Maidan protests took place, he said.



The Russian official mentioned that experts from various German research centers are involved in studies of the practical activities of deadly dangerous biological agents.

Among the centers were the German Army Institute for Microbiology (Munich), the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (Greifswald – Riems Island) and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (Hamburg).

Added to this is the fact that, between 2020 and 2022, the third phase of the program is already being executed, which includes the collection of sensitive epidemic information in third countries, including with massive data technologies. This information was cited by Zajárova from the German Chancellery itself.

According to the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry, several German politicians and senior officials, including Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz, reproduced the information presented by the United States, in the form of threatening and impeccable warnings against Russia.

The diplomat called the verbal initiative of Berlin cynical and with a special of the general flow of anti-Russian rhetoric, aggressive and unprecedented. “This is due, first of all, to the fact that, before the start of the special military operation, Germany carried out, for many years, and possibly continues, intensive military biological activity in Ukraine together with the US,” he added.

Zakharova specified that in the framework of the special military operation in Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces found documents that “shed some light on the military biological program of the US Ministry of Defense. which was being carried out on the territory of Ukraine, in the framework that particularly dangerous pathogens that could become biological weapons agents that have natural foci in Ukraine and Russia were being investigated,” he said.

The diplomat recalled that on March 9, the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs of the United States, Victoria Nuland, declared about efforts to prevent some research materials from Ukrainian biological laboratories, “from falling into the hands of Russian forces ”.

According to the spokeswoman, the Russian side reported the facts discovered in the United Nations and from the tribunes of international organizations, calling on the United States to give explanations. However, Washington has not indicated a willingness to share information. In her opinion, this was predictable.

In turn, he criticized the US propaganda campaign that “Russia’s attempts to draw the attention of the international community to the activities of US military biologists on Ukrainian territory is nothing more than an informational “smokescreen”.

He described as crude, the attempt by the US authorities to divert public attention from the issue of biological laboratories under their control, which unexpectedly “received support from the political leaders of Germany.”