Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has published and commented on a document dated March 6, 2015, confirming the participation of the Pentagon in financing military biological projects in Ukraine.
According to the Ministry, $32 million was received by the laboratories of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence in Kiev, Odessa, Lviv, and Kharkov. These biolabs were chosen for the project to study the pathogens of the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, leptospirosis, and hantaviruses – the pathogens that have natural foci in Ukraine and Russia and the use of which can be disguised as natural outbreaks.
As part of the implementation of these projects, six families of viruses (including coronaviruses) and three types of pathogenic bacteria (causative agents of plague, brucellosis and leptospirosis) were identified, which are rapidly transmitted from animals to humans and are resistant to drugs.
During the period of the research conducted in the bio-laboratories, the number of outbreaks of economically significant diseases in Russia and Europe has been increasing. In 2021, the damage from bird flu exceeded 1.7 billion rubles in Russia, 2 billion euros in Europe.
As specified, as part of the project on the transmission of diseases to humans through bats the work was carried out on the basis of a laboratory in Kharkov together with the infamous Lugar Centre in Tbilisi. One of the curators was Joanna Wintrall, the head of The US Defence Threat Reduction Agency office at the US Embassy in Kiev.
The Russian Ministry has presented documents confirming the transfer of 5,000 Ukrainian citizens’ blood serum samples to the Pentagon-affiliated Lugar Centre in Tbilisi, while 773 bioassays were transferred to the UK reference laboratory. Russian analysis suggests that Ukrainian specialists are not aware of the potential risks of transferring biomaterials and have no idea about the true goals of the ongoing research.
In addition, Russia’s Defence Ministry reported that it acquired information that the documents in the Kherson biological laboratory were destroyed. One of the reasons may be the concealment of information about the outbreak of dirofilariasis, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, in Kherson in 2018. Several infections were detected in February, which is not typical for the life cycle of these insects. As reported by the Russian Ministry, in April 2018, Pentagon representatives visited local health facilities, where they saw the results of an epidemiological investigation and copied medical records.
Moreover, due to the sharp increase in the number of tuberculosis infections caused by new multidrug-resistant strains in the DPR and LPR in 2018, more than 70 cases with a rapid death were detected in the Peski region and now it causes a lot of questions, like was it a deliberate infection, or an accidental leakage of the pathogen?
Source: Sputnik News