All news

Threats from US biolabs around the world obvious — Russian senator

Konstantin Kosachev stressed that even more information about the threats in question was piling up

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Russian senators have received from the Russian consumer rights watchdog vast evidence exposing the epidemiological threats posed by the operation of US biolaboratories around the world, Federation Council deputy speaker, co-chair of the parliamentary commission for the investigation of biolaboratories in Ukraine, Konstantin Kosachev said on Monday.

"At today’s meeting we discussed the epidemiological threats to humanity that are emerging. We heard a report by the chief sanitary doctor, consumer rights watchdog chief Anna Popova to obtain a large amount of analytical information indicating that such threats, or at least the risk of the emergence of such threats in connection with the operation of US laboratories around the world, in Ukraine in particular, is a quite obvious," Kosachev said after the commission’s meeting.

"Moreover, we saw that this threat had in fact taken shape in Crimea, where similar work was scheduled to begin starting from 2014 and on a far greater scale. Only the change of Crimea’s status upset this activity, thus eliminating quite obvious, direct threats to the people of Russia and of neighboring countries," he added.

Kosachev stressed that even more information about the threats in question was piling up.

"We believe that the creation of a parliamentary commission and, certainly, its findings will be of great importance to the world public and the whole of humanity," Kosachev concluded.

About the commission

Earlier, Russia’s State Duma and Federation Council adopted a resolution to conduct a special parliamentary inquiry into the operation of biological laboratories in Ukraine and to create a special panel of 14 Duma members and 14 Federation Council members. State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya and Federation Council Deputy Deputy Speaker Konstantin Kosachev are the commission’s co-chairs. The commission met in session for the first time on March 31.

The inquiry is to produce a dossier to be dispatched to the Russian president and government and international organizations. The dossier will contain the necessary evidence and "expose cause-and-effect relationships, threats and challenges and all organizations, legal entities and officials involved."

Earlier on Monday, Kosachev said that the parliamentary commission might be through with its work by the end of the spring session, while according to the law its activities may last for twelve months.