ALYONA MAZURENKO — THURSDAY, 16 JUNE 2022, 19:52
The Russian occupiers have published further "evidence" of the existence of mythical biolaboratories in Ukraine, where Ukraine and the United States allegedly created viruses that would be transmitted by mosquitoes.
Details: The occupiers report that "an official statement on U.S. biological activities on the post-Soviet territory has been published on the Pentagon's website."
The United States allegedly admitted to funding "46 Ukrainian biolaboratories" and confirmed the connection between the U.S. Department of Defence with the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defence’s new version of events, this time it’s not birds or bats that are "biological weapons", but instead "mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, which are carriers of transmissible infections such as dengue fever, Zika, [and] yellow fever."
Quote from occupiers: "Let's focus on the P-268 project. The Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv and the University of Colorado took part in its implementation.
The stated goal of the project is to study viruses that can infect mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. According to the technical reference, the virus preparation was conducted by an institute in Kyiv and delivered to the United States for field aerobiological research."
Details: Also, Russian "experts" claim that "former scientists with experience in the field of weapons of mass destruction" were allegedly working on the project.
In the end, the occupiers came to the conclusion that the United States is increasing its "military-biological potential": "At the same time, Ukraine is given the role of a testing ground, gathering of biological materials and study of the specifics of infectious diseases."
During the first weeks of the invasion, Russian propagandists said they had discovered "secret U.S. biolaboratories" in Ukraine that contained pathogens of the plague and anthrax. Photo and video evidence was not published, only photos of alleged documents from the Security Service of Ukraine with grammatical mistakes or a laptop with a NATO sticker, etc.
The occupiers also allegedly found "laboratories" with "combat" narcotics.
Later in Russia, they began spreading the nonsense that experiments on birds were being conducted in laboratories in Ukraine that were supposed to transmit diseases and infect people of "Slavic appearance." Some Russian deputies have even stated that there is a "Ukrainian trace" in the surfacing of the coronavirus.
According to opinion polls published in Russia, Russians still trust their government, as well as the state and propaganda media sources.