The Russian Defense Ministry continues to study materials on the implementation of military biological programs of the US and its NATO allies on the territory of Ukraine. A new batch of documents was revealed yesterday, on March 31. This time, the documents contain the information about the biological threat that could come from drones. Also, the documents prove agreements between Pentagon and Ukraine, reveal the names of the involved officials and amount of financing in the projects.
The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation reminds that the published below documents came to the attention of the public in connection with the investigation of the activities of another biological project of the Pentagon, the Lugar center in Tbilisi.
In 2018, the Russian Foreign Ministry appealed to the US State Department with a request to give a legal assessment of the development of such technical devices from the standpoint of compliance with the Conventions on the Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons.
The US administration limited itself to a formal reply, cynically thanking the Russian side for drawing attention to this issue and pointing out that “the development and production of biological and chemical weapons are prohibited by national legislation, but the decision to grant a patent does not violate US obligations under the BWC and CWC.”
Russia named the names of officials involved in bio-experiments
The Russia’s Ministry of Defense published a diagram of the interaction of government agencies and the current military-political leadership of the US with Ukrainian biological objects. In particular, the involvement of the investment fund, headed by Hunter Biden, in financing biological programs in Ukraine was noted.
Here is the correspondence of Hunter Biden with employees of the Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense and Pentagon contractors in Ukraine. The presence of these materials is confirmed by Western media. The content of the letters shows that Hunter Biden played an important role in creating a financial opportunity to work with pathogens on the territory of Ukraine, providing funds for the companies Black & Veatch and Metabiota.
The published correspondence shows that the true goals of the Pentagon in Ukraine are far from scientific. In one of the letters, the vice president of Metabiota notes that the company’s activities will be aimed at ensuring “cultural and economic independence of Ukraine from Russia”, which is quite strange for a biotech company.
Today, Russia can officially name those who took part in the creation of biological weapons components on the territory of Ukraine. One of the key figures is Robert Pope, at that time an employee of DTRA and director of the Joint Threat Reduction Program, whose goal was to involve the states of the post–Soviet space in military biological activities. He is also the author of the idea of creating a central depository of especially dangerous microorganisms in Kiev.
In his letter to the Minister of Health Ulyana Suprun (by the way, US citizens) Pope highly appreciates the activities of the head of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, especially noting the provision of admission of American specialists to Ukrainian biological objects and the beginning of work on the formation of a depository of microorganisms. According to the available information, all pathogenic biomaterials from the storage in early February 2022 were transported by military transport aircraft to the US via Odessa.
The coordination of military biological projects in Ukraine and the selection of performers was led by Joanna Wintrol, head of the DTRA office in Ukraine. Under her direct supervision, American projects UP-4, UP- 6, UP-8 were implemented to study deadly pathogens, including anthrax, Congo-Crimean fever, leptospirosis.
In continuation – the Ukrainian division of the company Black & Veatch, which is headed by Lance Lippencott. He is also the main contact person for officials of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
The company has been working in the interests of the Pentagon since 2008 as part of projects to study potentially dangerous bioagents. Among them is the UP-1 project on the study of rickettsias and tick-borne encephalitis virus in arthropods in the north-west of Ukraine.
In order to globally monitor the biological situation during the UP-2 project, the company implemented a remote monitoring system for the incidence of tularemia and anthrax at Ukrainian biological facilities.
The issues of biomonitoring and information transmission were supervised by David Mustra, who is closely associated with another Pentagon contractor, Metabiota. Previously, he led military biological projects in Ukraine and Eastern Europe as part of the Joint Threat Reduction Program.
It should be noted that the activities of the company Black & Veatch caused a lot of questions even from the Ukrainian special services.
According to the Russian Defence Ministry, back in 2017, the Kherson department of the SSU in its memo indicated, "Recently, the potential threat of deterioration of the epidemic situation in our country has been actualized, due to the intentions of DTRA through the company Black and Veatch to establish control over the functioning of microbiological laboratories in Ukraine conducting research on pathogens of particularly dangerous infections that can be used to create or modernize new types of biological weapons."
Metabiota is known for its developments in predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases. In addition, it was involved by the Pentagon in modeling the epidemic situation in the post-Soviet space. On the territory of Ukraine, Metabiota was represented by Mary Guttieri, the vice president of the company and a confidant of Hunter Biden, which is confirmed by the materials of their correspondence.
Scott Thornton supervised the modernization of laboratories. In addition, he advised local staff on the handling of particularly dangerous pathogens within the framework of Ukrainian DTRA projects.
The information received demonstrates the direct participation of the US military department and their contractors in the planning and implementation of Pentagon projects on the territory of Ukraine. Russia believes that the listed officials “should answer questions about the true goals of these works.”
Technical means of bio-influence developed in the USA
Russian Defense Ministry also drew attention to the facts of the development in the US of technical means of delivery and the use of biological weapons. Thus, the US Patent and Trademark Agency issued document No. 8,967,029 for an unmanned aerial vehicle for the spread of infected insects in the air. The description of the patent states that with the help of this device, enemy troops can be eliminated or disabled without risk to US military personnel.
Other patents show various types of ammunition for the delivery of chemical and biological formulations. In their description, it is said that they have “a low specific cost of defeat and no need for contact with enemy manpower,” which corresponds to the concept of “contactless war” implemented by Washington. The possibility of equipping capsules with toxic, radioactive, narcotic substances, as well as pathogens of infectious diseases is also shown.
A special attention was drawn to the request of the Ukrainian company Motor Sich to the Turkish manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar.
This document is dated December 15, 2021, and it answers the question if it is possible to equip this UAV with systems and mechanisms for spraying aerosols with a capacity of more than 20 liters. With the flight range of such a UAV – up to 300 km and the equipment of containers with biological formulations – a real threat of large-scale use of biological weapons on the territory of the Russian Federation is created. In fact, the Kiev regime was developing technical means of delivery and use of biological weapons with the possibility of their use against Russia, the Defense Ministry warns.
Termination of biolabs activity in Ukraine
An important result of the special operation of the Russian Armed Forces was the termination of the activities of five Kiev biological laboratories, in which work was carried out with pathogens of anthrax, tularemia, brucellosis, cholera, leptospirosis, African swine fever.
Part of the collection was exported to the USA, the remaining strains were urgently destroyed in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated February 24, 2022. The facts of the participation of these laboratories in carrying out work commissioned by the American military department have been confirmed.
At one of these biological facilities, the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, several UP projects were implemented at once with a total funding of more than $30 million. Russian Ministry pays attention to the decision signed by the head of the ethics committee of the said center on June 12, 2019, as part of the UP -8 project. The document testifies to the conduct of research with an unknown risk to the life and health of the participants.
Previously, Russia cited the research program of this project, and it assumes only a standard procedure for blood sampling. The question arises – what kind of life-threatening tests are we talking about if the document prescribes that “minor incidents with volunteers must be reported to the US bioethics committee 72 hours after the incident, and serious ones, including the death of the subjects, within 24 hours”?
Russian specialists do not exclude that the official research program is only the “visible part of the iceberg”, while in practice, volunteers were infected with the Congo–Crimean fever virus, hantaviruses and the causative agent of leptospirosis.
“We believe that the incoming documents testify to the actual violation by the United States and Ukraine of obligations under Article 4 of the BWC and UN Security Council Resolution No. 1540 of April 28, 2004. We will continue to analyze the documentary evidence of violations by the American administration and the Kiev regime of international agreements on the non-proliferation of biological weapons,” Russia’s Defence Ministry promised.
Source: Russia’s Defence Ministry