Russia accused the United States of funding a biolab in Ukraine that collected avian influenza strains with lethality rates up to 40% in humans.
“Documents seized in the veterinary laboratory of the Biosphere Reserve in Askania Nova, Kherson region, confirm the involvement of the Kharkov Institute of Veterinary Medicine in the work of United States UP-8 & P-444 Projects and preparations for the Flu-Fly-Way project,” the Russian Embassy in the United States tweeted.
⚡️@mod_russia: Documents seized in the veterinary laboratory of the Biosphere Reserve in Askania Nova, Kherson region, confirm the involvement of the Kharkov Institute of Veterinary Medicine in the work of 🇺🇸 UP-8 & P-444 Projects and preparations for the Flu-Fly-Way project. pic.twitter.com/BoB4yB7Y8N
— Russian Embassy in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) May 26, 2023
⚡️ Read in full briefing by @mod_russia on US military-biological activity.
▪️ Evidence of the research of dangerous pathogens in Ukraine
▪️ Development of biological weapons by the US
▪️ Establishment of BSL-4 biolabs abroad by the US
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) May 26, 2023
The Russian Federation Ministry of Defence (MOD) released a statement Friday claiming that a task force “confirmed the collection and certification of avian influenza virus strains with a high potential for epidemic spread and the ability to cross the species barrier, particularly the H5N8 strain, whose lethality in human transmission can reach 40%. Remember that 1% of new coronavirus infections result in death.”
“Despite efforts by the Reserve’s staff to destroy the biomaterials by cutting off the power to the refrigeration units and destroying the cryopreservoir with liquid nitrogen, specialists from the 48th Central Research Institute of the Russian Ministry of Defence found traces of genetic material of highly pathogenic avian influenza, Newcastle disease virus, and avuloviruses even in the samples that had undergone decomposition,” the statement continued.
“According to the employees who remained in the Reserve, the Ukrainian side offered them a large cash reward for removing or destroying the research results,” the statement added.
Read more of the MOD’s statement at Telegraph:
Documents seized in the Reserve’s veterinary laboratory confirm the involvement of the Kharkov Institute of Veterinary Medicine in the work of the American UP-8 and P-444 Projects and preparations for the Flu-Fly-Way project.
Their goal was to evaluate the circumstances in which the transmission of diseases associated with economically significant infections may become uncontrollable, result in economic harm, and constitute a threat to food security.
It is necessary to emphasize that once more that the U.S. Department of Defense, an organisation that has nothing to do with the research of bird migratory routes, commissioned the projects.
We have already brought up the observed widespread bird mortality in the Askania Nova Nature Reserve in 2021, which experts think is infectious in nature.
The experiments being undertaken and a disregard for biosecurity regulations were recognised as the causes of the single-stage bird mortality.
Against this background, of particular concern is the increase in the incidence of bird flu in Russia and in European countries, where, according to the International Office of Epizootics, the disease has become a year-round disease with losses exceeding €3 billion since 2021.
Since the beginning of 2023, there have been 32 outbreaks of avian influenza recorded in Russia in all federal districts. In the last week alone, the disease was detected in poultry farms in the Kirov and Yaroslavl regions. Quarantine measures for highly pathogenic avian influenza have been imposed in Moscow since 17 May 2023.
At the same time, the total damage to the agricultural sector caused by the disease in the last three years has exceeded 4.5 billion roubles, and more than 10 million poultry have been eliminated.
African swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease, which pose a serious threat to food security, have never been recorded in the U.S., despite the fact that the U.S. has seen avian influenza epizootics since 2003. At the same time, the U.S. military is actively studying these economically significant infections outside the national territory in bio-laboratories located along the borders of its geopolitical adversaries.
This demonstrates once more that the U.S. is creating biological weapons components abroad, notably in Ukraine.
The Pentagon admitted last year that the United States has worked collaboratively with Ukraine by providing the country with security, safety, and disease surveillance for 46 biolabs in the country.
THE PENTAGON ADMITS TO 46 BIOLABS IN UKRAINE:
In a statement released yesterday, the Pentagon admits there are 46 biolabs in Ukraine as part of a project to rid the world of "weapons of mass destruction."
That's 46 biolabs. 46.https://t.co/hoZrWK9Srm
— Mark Alan Pearce (@PearceAlan1962) June 10, 2022
From the U.S. Department of Defense:
The United States has also worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health, providing support to 46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades. The collaborative programs have focused on improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.
This work, often conducted in partnership with outside organizations, such as the WHO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has resulted in safer and more effective disease surveillance and detection. Ukrainian scientists have acted consistent with international best practices and norms in publishing research results, partnering with international colleagues and multilateral organizations, and widely distributing their research and public health findings.
Ukraine owns and operates its public health laboratories and associated infrastructure, and the United States is proud to collaborate, cooperate, and provide assistance in support of this infrastructure. These facilities operate just like other state or local public health and research laboratories around the world. Furthermore, all equipment and training provided by the United States is subject to U.S. export control processes, audits, and acquisition laws and regulations, which ensures transparency and compliance with domestic and international laws.
The mainstream media even admitted the existence of Ukraine biolabs.
Watch via Rumble:
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland told the U.S. Senate that the U.S. is working with Ukraine to protect biological research labs while Russia continues its invasion.
BREAKING: Victoria Nuland announces the United States is working with Ukraine to prevent biological research facilities from falling into the hands of Russian forces
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 8, 2022
“Ukraine has biological research facilities, which in fact we are now quite concerned Russian troops, Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of, 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 told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing.
Her response came in regards to a question from Senator Marco Rubio, who asked: “Does Ukraine have chemical or biological weapons?”
Watch the footage via Rumble:
Former congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said it was an ‘undeniable fact’ that there are U.S.-funded biolabs in Ukraine.
There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world. We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured & pathogens destroyed pic.twitter.com/dhDTH5smIG
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 13, 2022
Those who spoke out against the biolabs in Ukraine were censored or ridiculed by warmongers and the media.