China demands answers from the United States over Russian revelations of 30 US military bioweapon labs in Ukraine
It appears the story of the US Military bioweapon labs in Ukraine is never going away. Before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, there were numerous reports circulating on social media that Russia invaded Ukraine to target the U.S. biological weapons labs in the country. The reports claimed that the US has 16 secret bio-weapon labs in Ukraine.
However, as we reported last month, Dr. Robert Pope, Director of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, said the rumors were not true adding that “the United States isn’t maintaining bioweapons facilities.” Pope is currently the director of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program at Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), a 30-year-old Defense Department program that has helped secure the former Soviet Union’s weapons of mass destruction and redirect former bioweapons facilities and scientists toward peaceful endeavors.
Then on Sunday, the Russian Military claimed the Ukrainian government has ordered scientists to destroy evidence of US bioweapon labs in Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense in Moscow claimed on Sunday that as Russian troops entered Ukraine, the government in Kyiv ordered the “emergency destruction” of pathogens including plague and anthrax at US-funded laboratories near the Russian border,” RT reported.
The Russian military also revealed on Monday that the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency has been involved in the operation of over 30 biological laboratories across Ukraine, engaged in the storage and research into a variety of deadly agents. Now, China is demanding answers from the U.S.
BREAKING: Russia publishes documents which show Ukraine was working on biological weapons near russian borders — such as Anthrax and Plague & that the pentagon has instructed to destroy them — violating article 1 UN prohibition of biological weapons. — These are US funded labs pic.twitter.com/DngZkGwws2
— ASB News / MILITARY〽️ (@ASBMilitary) March 6, 2022
Today, China called on the United States to clarify the extent of its military biological activities across the planet, according to a report from Sputnik News.
“We once again urge the US side to fully clarify its biological militariation activities at home and abroad,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Liijian told reporters in a briefing Tuesday.
“The US Department of Defense controls 336 biolabs across 30 countries under the pretext of joint work to reduce biosecurity risks and strengthening global health. You heard right – 336,” Zhao said. Washington has also unilaterally rejected international inspections of these facilities, including the Maryland-based Fort Detrick biolab, the spokesman added. “What are America’s real intentions? What exactly were they doing?” the spokesman asked.
Really good cleanup by Rubio: interrupting Nuland's bizarre confession, which he did not expect, and immediately directing her to say that if there's a biological attack, it must be Russia.
Why is she so concerned Russia would seize such a benign "biological research facility"?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 8, 2022