Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, head of the biological, radioactive and chemical defense troops of the Russian Armed Forces, said such facilities could also be brought to Eastern European countries or former Soviet republics in the Baltic Sea.
The Pentagon plans to re-establish the above facilities in a short time in Eastern European states such as the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, the senior Russian official confirmed.
He said the expansion of the network of laboratories, on the basis of which biological weapons components can be manufactured, poses a threat to Russia’s national security.
Unlike the nuclear weapon, which the United States has deployed in the territory of its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, this type of alliance in the field of biological studies allows it to be brought closer to our nation’s borders, he speculates. ,
On the other hand, Kirillov pointed out that US biological studies in Ukraine ignore current public health problems in that country, including diseases with social impact such as measles, tuberculosis, AIDS and rubella.
Such investigations deal with pathogens whose application can be camouflaged as if it were a natural outbreak, condemned the lieutenant-gen.
North American customers are only interested in other nomenclature of diseases such as cholera, tularemia, bubonic plague, Congo fever and hantavirus, the senior Russian official highlighted.
This was part of Ukrainian projects such as UP and TEP, confirmed Kirillov, who said that, amid the development by the United States of the above biological studies, vaccination against measles and rubella in Ukraine was reduced by 70 percent.
Washington had to acknowledge the existence of a network of laboratories after parts of those facilities and their documents fell into the hands of the Russian military in the first days of a military operation in Ukraine announced by President Vladimir Putin last February.
Long before that military action, the Russian Foreign Ministry had condemned that the United States had an extensive network of laboratories in Ukraine for the purpose of manufacturing biological weapons, contrary to the provisions of the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons.