This is according to National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby, who now admits that Ukraine's biolabs are real. He also claims, though, that they were "safely deactivated" prior to the launch of Russia's special military operation.
Kirby's statements came after the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) released a new batch of information about the Pentagon's biological programs in Ukraine. This information was obtained during the course of Moscow's ongoing special military operation, which was first launched on Feb. 24, 2022.
"Russia's Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RCB) Troops revealed on Monday that in 2022 the US evacuated Ukrainian specialists working on bioweapons to western countries, including the US, Canada and throughout the European Union," Sputnik News reported.
"The relocation was undertaken in part to prevent Russia from obtaining more information about activities by Ukrainian and U.S. specialists that may be in contravention of international obligations and treaty norms. RCB troops began exposing the extent of the U.S. bioweapons program in Ukraine last spring."
(Related: Further evidence shows that Ukraine was planning to use its biolabs to attack Russia.)
According to Kirby, the Ukrainian biolabs aren't "bioweapons" labs. He insists that "no bioweapons work" is being done "by or with the United States with Ukraine in Ukraine."
At the same time, however, Kirby admits that these facilities do exist and that they had to be deactivated before the Russian invasion. Why was there a need to do this at all if the facilities are supposedly bioweapons-free?
"If such a program was purely peaceful, then why were the works so promptly curtailed?" is how Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov asked that question. "Why are these issues handled by the military, but not the civilian specialists?"
In Antonov's view, the reason why Ukraine's biolabs were "safely deactivated" prior to Russian President Vladimir Putin's special operation is because Washington, D.C., did not want the results of whatever research was taking place inside of them to fall into the hands of the Russian military.
You may recall from last March when D.C. was still denying the existence of any biolabs in Ukraine statements made by Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, who testified before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Ukraine. She was the first to admit that "Ukraine has biological research facilities" – these were her exact words.
"We are now in fact quite concerned that Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to, uh, gain control of [those labs], so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach," Nuland admitted at the time.
Just prior to this, Robert Pope, head of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program at the Pentagon, claimed that some Ukrainian biolabs could still be holding pathogen strains left over in freezers from the Soviet bioweapons program.
A report published on June 18, 2010, was also unearthed out of Great Britain admitting that a level-3 biosafety lab was built by the U.S. in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to study dangerous pathogens like anthrax, tularemia, Q fever, and others "used by bioterrorists."
Be sure to check out the full report from Sputnik News to learn more about these revelations.
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