MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. The United States’ funding of biological laboratories in Ukraine exceeds $200 million, as follows from materials the Russian Defense Ministry made public on Monday.
In particular, it disclosed information about the infrastructure of US-funded laboratories on the Ukrainian territory.
"The amount of financing exceeds $200 million," the Defense Ministry said.
Earlier, the chief of Russia’s radiation, chemical and biological protection force, Igor Kirillov, said that in Ukraine there emerged a network of more than 30 biological laboratories at the request of the US Department of Defense’ Threat Reduction Agency. On February 24, Kirillov said, all of the laboratories received instructions from the Ukrainian Health Ministry to dispose of all biological agents they had at the moment. He stressed that the instructions implied the collections’ total and irreversible elimination, because, apparently, everything necessary for going ahead with the military-biological program had already been taken out of Ukraine.