WASHINGTON, April 28. /TASS/. The United States, in contravention of its international obligations, has maintained regulations in its legislation permitting work in the field of bioweapons, the Russian Embassy in Washington said on its Telegram channel.
The US expert community "has been increasingly rigorous in its efforts to analyze" the evidence uncovered by the Russian armed forces about "the Pentagon’s illegal military and biological activity in Ukraine," the Russian diplomatic mission underlined. "It’s worth noting that, despite its international commitments, the United States has retained norms in its legislation that enable work to create biological weapons," the Russian embassy said.
During the course of Russia’s special military operation evidence was unearthed that, from 2019 to 2021, US research experts carried out testing of potentially dangerous biopharmaceuticals on patients undergoing treatment at a Kharkov psychiatric clinic, the embassy said.
"The United States has been coordinating the operations of biolabs in Ukraine through the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), that "has been allocating grants to conduct research on the Pentagon’s orders," the embassy said. According to the Russian diplomats, "over the past several years, Washington has earmarked more than $350 million for the STCU’s projects."
"Such activity on the part of the US has raised questions among the international community about Washington’s commitments under the BTWC (Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention - TASS)," the Russian embassy concluded.