MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. The papers made available to the Russian Defense Ministry disclose cooperation between Kiev and Washington, as well as attempts to establish control over pathogens in Ukrainian laboratories, Chief of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said on Saturday ahead of the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).
Kirillov pointed out that the US Department of Defense concealed the activities of its Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from Americans, deleting the information about the research results obtained in Ukraine from their reports.
"The disclosed papers again indicate Kiev-Washington cooperation, as well as attempts to create pathogen control in Ukrainian laboratories by installing the PACS system, portions of which were provided to Ukraine under the ‘US government property’ sign," Kirillov said.
"This corresponds to the materials we have at our disposal, which include the project registration card and contract documents approved by the Ukrainian Economy Ministry," he added.
He recalled that the PACS system made it possible for the Pentagon to track in real time the whereabouts and use of highly dangerous pathogens in laboratories all over the world, and to get access to results of "ethically and legally ambiguous experiments.".