MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. At a plenary session on Friday, the State Duma (the lower house of Russia’s parliament) adopted an appeal to the United Nations and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) calling on them to investigate the activity of biological laboratories in Ukraine, where experiments on biological weapons might have been carried out.
The document says that Russia has every reason to assert that the United States has been exploiting Ukraine and its service members for several years, conducting hazardous experiments involving biological weapons.
According to the document, samples of pathogens of such diseases as the plague, anthrax, and cholera have been uncovered in the laboratories, while the fact that several dozen laboratories in Ukraine were run by the US government was corroborated by US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland.
In addition, the fact that dangerous bio-pathogens have been destroyed in recent days indicates "the Ukrainian authorities’ attempts to cover up illegal and inhumane activity," the document pointed out.
In connection with this, the State Duma is urging the UN and the OSCE PA to "investigate the activities of bio laboratories in Ukraine without delay."
"If the given facts are confirmed, that will be tantamount to a blatant violation by the United States and Ukraine of the UN Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction," the appeal reads.
The document will be submitted to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian government, the Civic Chamber and the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
On Wednesday, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that in the course of the Russian special military operation, evidence was uncovered that the Kiev regime had been urgently wiping out traces of the military biological program implemented in Ukraine, which was funded by the US Department of Defense. According to the spokesman, employees of the Ukrainian biolabs supplied information on the immediate destruction of especially dangerous pathogens (EDPs), namely those of the plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly diseases, on February 24.