Disinfo: The US used Ukrainian solders in biological weapons experiments


Ukrainian soldiers have also been targeted by US experiments with HIV infection in Ukraine. The Pentagon's aim was to create biological weapon components and test them on the populations of Ukraine and other states neighbouring Russia. The target groups include not only convicted prisoners or drug addicts, but also the members of the Ukrainian armed forces.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US and biological weapons. Consistent with the Pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign against biological laboratories in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia and other countries.

The disinformation about US controlled or funded bio labs aiming to encircle Moscow and spread infectious diseases is a part of a years-long disinformation campaign led by the Kremlin. The article does not present any evidence that supports the claim that the US is developing biological weapons in laboratories around Ukraine, and the narrative is distorting reality.

In fact, biological laboratories are involved in preventing the risks of complex diseases and, together with other similar projects, counteracting bioterrorism. So it is true that a cooperation agreement was signed in 2005 between the US Department of Defense and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, but the aim was to deal with pathogens left over from biological warfare research under the Soviet regime. These laboratories are staffed by Ukrainian researchers working under Ukrainian authority, but with US support, among others. In any case, the labs are not secret, their researchers publish regularly and are open to the international scientific community and their operation and funding is in accordance with international law. There is no proof that these labs are using human experiments.

This narrative is part of a larger-scale disinformation campaign. See more similar cases: NATO’s biological experiments in US-controlled labs are a danger for Russia; The US is developing biological weapons in bio laboratories near the Russian border; Pentagon develops ethnic biological weapons in the US biolabs in post-soviet republics, US biolabs have been developing new biological weapons in Ukraine; US bio labs in Ukraine and Georgia conduct dangerous and non-transparent research; Russia suspects the US of developing biological weapons in secret laboratories around the World.


  • Reported in: Issue 328
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/01/2023
  • Article language(s) Hungarian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US, Russia
  • Keywords: Biological weapons, Invasion of Ukraine, Military
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