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Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by SleekyP(m): 10:00am On Mar 11, 2022
11 Mar, 2022

Moscow claims Washington has funded and curated alleged bioweapons programs in Ukraine.

Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss purported US-backed biological weapons programs in Ukraine. Washington has denied that it owns or operates any such biolabs in the country, while Kiev insisted that the facilities were engaged only in civilian research.

Moscow’s deputy UN envoy Dmitry Polyanskiy announced the move early on Friday, saying the mission had requested a Security Council summit for March 11, while citing a Defense Ministry briefing claiming that the United States and NATO allies ran “military biological programs” in Ukraine.

The military briefing went on to claim that the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency is “financing and conducting military biological research on the territory of Ukraine,” citing documents it said it captured at several facilities during Russia’s ongoing attack on the country. Among other activities, the ministry said research was carried out at laboratories in Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa to “study the possibility of the spread of particularly dangerous infections through migrating birds.”

Washington, however, has rejected those charges, with State Department spokesperson Ned Price telling reporters on Wednesday that the US is “in full compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention, and it does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere.”

Instead, Price argued it was Russia that has been operating “active chemical and biological weapons programs,” though he did not elaborate or provide evidence for the counter-accusation.

Other US officials have offered varying responses to Russia’s claims. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, for example, told lawmakers on Tuesday that Ukraine does, in fact, have “biological research facilities,” voicing concerns that “Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of” hazardous materials from those labs. She stopped short of confirming any American role at the facilities, however, and did not go into details about what kind of work had been done.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has also weighed in on the issue, saying that any biolabs in his country have no military dimension and are “focused on civilian science.” He claimed that most of the facilities have been around since the Soviet era.

“Neither chemical weapons nor other weapons of mass destruction are being developed on our soil,” he said on Friday.

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/551668-russia-un-ukraine-biolabs/

Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by Hashabiah: 10:05am On Mar 11, 2022
Nice move Russia . America is just a big hypocrite.

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Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by paafin(m): 10:20am On Mar 11, 2022
Confusion in the UN security council

I expect UK to side with the US on this one..

France will not say anything as usual..

China? The less said, the better..
Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by baralatie(m): 10:46am On Mar 11, 2022
And US and UK will block and France will you know...abstain
Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by tonididdy(m): 11:10am On Mar 11, 2022
UN is just a ceremonial office gathering... The West has it's balls in a firm grip angry
Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by joyandfaith: 1:04pm On Mar 11, 2022
SleekyP:
11 Mar, 2022

Moscow claims Washington has funded and curated alleged bioweapons programs in Ukraine.

Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss purported US-backed biological weapons programs in Ukraine. Washington has denied that it owns or operates any such biolabs in the country, while Kiev insisted that the facilities were engaged only in civilian research.

Moscow’s deputy UN envoy Dmitry Polyanskiy announced the move early on Friday, saying the mission had requested a Security Council summit for March 11, while citing a Defense Ministry briefing claiming that the United States and NATO allies ran “military biological programs” in Ukraine.

The military briefing went on to claim that the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency is “financing and conducting military biological research on the territory of Ukraine,” citing documents it said it captured at several facilities during Russia’s ongoing attack on the country. Among other activities, the ministry said research was carried out at laboratories in Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa to “study the possibility of the spread of particularly dangerous infections through migrating birds.”

Washington, however, has rejected those charges, with State Department spokesperson Ned Price telling reporters on Wednesday that the US is “in full compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention, and it does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere.”

Instead, Price argued it was Russia that has been operating “active chemical and biological weapons programs,” though he did not elaborate or provide evidence for the counter-accusation.

Other US officials have offered varying responses to Russia’s claims. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, for example, told lawmakers on Tuesday that Ukraine does, in fact, have “biological research facilities,” voicing concerns that “Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of” hazardous materials from those labs. She stopped short of confirming any American role at the facilities, however, and did not go into details about what kind of work had been done.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has also weighed in on the issue, saying that any biolabs in his country have no military dimension and are “focused on civilian science.” He claimed that most of the facilities have been around since the Soviet era.

“Neither chemical weapons nor other weapons of mass destruction are being developed on our soil,” he said on Friday.

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/551668-russia-un-ukraine-biolabs/

It is not all biolabs that are being used for research
into biological weapons. Most biolaba are for research on genetics of pathogens and vaccines. All technologically advanced nations have biolabs.
Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by ken6488(m): 1:10pm On Mar 11, 2022
joyandfaith:


It is not all biolabs that are being used for research
into biological weapons. Most biolaba are for research on genetics of pathogens and vaccines. All technologically advanced nations have biolabs.
Well this is different that an act of war

Why didn't USA use their own country, or another country why Ukraine?
Re: Russia Asks For UN Security Council Meeting Over Ukraine’s ‘biolabs by joyandfaith: 3:16pm On Mar 11, 2022
ken6488:
Well this is different that an act of war

Why didn't USA use their own country, or another country why Ukraine?

All technologically advanced nations have biolabs.

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