Disinfo: Bio experiments in US labs turn Ukrainian soldiers into ‘most cruel monsters’


The Russian Federation Council claim that American biological laboratories in Ukraine conduct "secret experiments"... which turned Ukrainian servicemen into "the most cruel monsters." [...]

"The Ukrainian personnel commit monstrous crimes against civilian population, against prisoners of war, all under the control of the United States ... And those doping substances are still given in order to generally neutralize the last traces of human consciousness...", - said Irina Yarovaya [Deputy Chairman of the State Duma].


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about biological weapons and biological research laboratories. This disinformation message is a part of the Kremlin's disinformation efforts to obfuscate the atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces in Ukraine.

The disinformation narrative about biological weapons and biological research laboratories is often reinforced with allegations that birds, rats and reptiles are being poisoned in such laboratories with a special substance targeting ethnic Russians.

The United States embassy in Ukraine has issued statements dispelling disinformation about US biological weapons being produced in secret laboratories in Ukraine or other former Soviet republics. Ukraine participates in the US Department of Defence's Biological Threat Reduction Programme (BTRP). This co-operation aims at safeguarding global health by preventing the outbreak of contagious diseases. Both countries work together to consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins of security concern in Ukrainian state-run facilities. Ukraine also received four mobile scientific and medical laboratories to counter COVID-19 pandemic. No biological experiments are being carried out on human being in these laboratories.

The United Nations high representative for disarmament, Izumi Nakamitsu  said in March 2022 that the UN was “not aware of any biological weapons programmes” in Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 301
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/07/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Invasion of Ukraine, Biological weapons, laboratory
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Disinfo: Russian special operation is preventive self-defence to eliminate a military threat

The deepest interest of the West is the containment of Russia. This task has not changed for years. Therefore, Russia must be so strong that no one could even think about aggressive actions against it.

The Russian Special operation is a preventive self-defence to eliminate the military threat.


A recurring disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets attempting to justify Russia's unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine, launched on 24 February 2022.

Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is not a "special operation" but an all-out war against a sovereign state. Russia has been coming up with different explanations and pretexts for its aggression. It is Russia and President Putin who are clearly responsible for the war in Ukraine.

Disinfo: Russian liberation of Lysychansk, Severodonetsk ends discrimination and abuse

Now the inhabitants of Lysychansk, Severodonetsk and all the other settlements freed by the Russians can speak Russian, their mother tongue, without suffering discrimination and abuse by Kyiv’s junta.


Recurring disinformation campaign about alleged Russophobia in Ukraine aimed to justify Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. This claim is consistent with disinformation narratives about ‘Nazi’ Ukraine.

The rights of Russian-speaking citizens are guaranteed by the Ukrainian constitution and legislation. Articles 10 and 11 of the Constitution guarantee the free development of the languages and cultures of Ukraine’s ethnic minorities, including Russian-speakers.

Disinfo: West preparing possible CBRN provocations in Zaporizhzhia

The demand of the US embassy in Kyiv for US citizens to leave Ukraine immediately may be related to the preparation of a provocation. Such a provocation may involve chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.


This is an unsubstantiated claim by pro-Kremlin outlets made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

There is no evidence proving that Ukraine or its Western partners are planning such actions. The US embassy in Ukraine issued a security alert on 14 July 2022 and urged US citizens to depart immediately - it was a general warning to be vigilant and an explaination what action must be taken in the event of danger.