Russia calls for UN probe into Washington’s involvement

The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, on April 26, 2022 in Moscow - Maxim Shipenkov -Pool - AFP

The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, on April 26, 2022 in Moscow – Maxim Shipenkov -Pool – AFP

Moscow persists and signs. Russia has asked the UN Security Council to launch an international investigation into Washington’s involvement in the alleged development of biological weapons in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

“Russia had no choice but to submit a complaint to the President of the UN Security Council to request the launch of an international investigation” into “biological military activities of the United States on Ukrainian territory “, he says in a press release, specifying that this complaint was accompanied by an appropriate draft resolution.


Shortly after the start of its offensive in Ukraine in late February, Russia accused the United States of funding a biological weapons program in Ukraine, claiming to have found evidence to that effect in Ukrainian laboratories.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the aim of this research was to “create a mechanism for the stealthy spread of deadly pathogens”. Moscow has repeatedly made these accusations at meetings of the UN Security Council.

For their part, both the United States and Ukraine have denied the existence of laboratories intended to produce biological weapons in the country.

Russia had already accused in 2018 the United States of secretly carrying out biological experiments in a laboratory in Georgia, another former Soviet republic which, like Ukraine, aims to join NATO and the EU.

For its part, Washington refuted, not through its ambassador to the UN, “a pure invention.”

“We all know that these claims are pure invention, put forward without a shred of proof,” said Linda Thomas-Greenfield. “But I must take this opportunity to make it clear: Ukraine does not have a biological weapons program… The United States does not have a biological weapons program.”

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