Disinfo: Ukraine turned itself into training ground for Western intelligence services led by Americans


No Russian weapons threaten Ukraine. Ukraine is its own problem. The Kyiv regime has turned its country into a training ground where Western intelligence services and saboteurs, led by the Americans, are practising dangerous technologies that primarily harm the Ukrainian people. Last spring, the US Embassy in Ukraine officially recognised that American biological laboratories were located on the territory of the country for experiments with viruses. "Scientists in uniform," supervised by the Pentagon, are studying there clearly not an acute respiratory infection.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative advancing unfounded claims about clandestine US laboratories in the post-Soviet countries. See also here.

Russian media are continuously spreading disinformation about "15 secret military biological laboratories in Ukraine". In fact, there are no secret US laboratories in the country. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program collaborates with partner countries to counter the threat of outbreaks (deliberate, accidental, or natural) of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases.

Information about the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program can be found on the website of the US Embassy in Ukraine, along with documents and amounts spent on the reconstruction of a particular facility.

The US Embassy in Ukraine has repeatedly denied the "creation of military biological laboratories" in Ukraine. The US really cooperates with Ukraine “to consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins of security concern in Ukrainian government facilities, while allowing for peaceful research and vaccine development”. 

Read similar disinformation cases about secret American biological laboratories in post-Soviet states.


  • Reported in: Issue 245
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/05/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: laboratory, Ukrainian statehood, Ukrainian disintegration
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Disinfo: Ukraine disintegrated and turned into an occupation regime of the United States and NATO

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