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

Summary

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].

Disproof

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.

Read similar cases claiming that COVID-19 likely the fault of the US; it runs dozens of deadly biolabs around the world, the US is developing biological weapons in laboratories in post-Soviet republics or that Ukraine is a testing ground for US biological war against Russia

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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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