As tension continues to escalate between Russia and the United States over the Russian military operation on Ukrainian soil, Moscow confirmed today, Tuesday, that it has been able to identify those involved in the development of biological weapons in Ukraine.
The Russian Investigative Committee announced that it had identified the circle of persons involved in developing these weapons, including people from the US Department of Defense and private American companies as well. The head of the committee, Alexander Bastrykin, said in an interview with “RT” that many of the information and documents obtained, The circle of persons associated with military biological activities in Ukraine, including representatives of the US Department of Defense and US funding companies, has been thoroughly exposed.
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He also added that Russian law enforcement officers are pursuing the open criminal case in this regard.
In addition, he disclosed that the commission found that since 2005, US funding for biological programs in Ukraine has amounted to more than $224 million.
He also indicated that Washington had, within the framework of this project, modernized and re-equipped about thirty scientific institutions of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and Agriculture, in addition to several sanitary-epidemiological facilities of the Medical Forces Command of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
He concluded, stressing that “the results of the research were transferred to the areas controlled by the Kyiv authorities before the start of the Russian special military operation.”
It is noteworthy that since the first days of the Russian military operation launched on the territory of the western neighbor, mutual accusations have surfaced between Washington and Moscow of using biological or internationally prohibited weapons in Ukraine.
After Russia accused America of being involved in establishing laboratories to develop biological weapons, the United States responded by denying the matter altogether.
Later, it accused the Russian forces of using internationally prohibited chemical weapons, and of committing massacres and crimes on Ukrainian soil, which Moscow denied, of course.