MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. US military biological activity in Ukraine testifies to its intention to create a global system of bio-intelligence, the co-chair of the parliamentary commission for investigating the activity of US biolaboratories in Ukraine, State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya said at the commission’s meeting on Friday.
"As we can see, an electronic system of bio-intelligence working for the Pentagon and NATO was being created in Ukraine systematically, step by step. We can say with certainty that before the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine the United States had conducted military biological activity in Ukraine on a systematic and planned basis," the State Duma’s press-service quotes Yarovaya as saying.
The documents obtained by the parliamentary inquiry and eyewitness accounts testify to the fact that "in Ukraine an on-line system of current and systematic control, gathering and processing of information was established with support from the US Department of Defense."
"All collected information was sent to the National Center for Medical Intelligence of the US Department of Defense," Yarovaya said.
She believes that this type of US military-biological activity is a reason enough to say that "on the pretext of implementing protective programs the Americans have been actively looking for new pathogens and also making experiments in controlling and enhancing pathogens’ pandemic properties." US legislation has established what she described as "a system of complete connivance and immunity to provide support for such dangerous activity."
Earlier, the State Duma and the Federation Council adopted a resolution to conduct a parliamentary investigation into the biological laboratories in Ukraine, as well as to create a joint panel of inquiry to conduct such a probe. The procedure for such a parliamentary investigation began on the basis of instructions issued by the State Duma’s speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. The commission consists of 14 Duma members and as many Federation Council members. The State Duma’s deputy speaker, Irina Yarovaya, and the Federation Council’s deputy speaker, Konstantin Kosachev, are its co-chairs.
As Yarovaya said earlier, the commission's task was to produce a dossier that would be sent to Russia’s president and government and to international organizations. The dossier will present the necessary evidence, "highlight all cause-and-effect relationships, identify all threats and challenges, as well as name all involved organizations, international law entities and officials concerned."
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov earlier said the special military operation in Ukraine produced evidence the Kiev regime was urgently eliminating traces of a US Department of Defense-funded military biological program in Ukraine. He said that according to staffers of Ukrainian biolaboratories a number of extremely dangerous pathogens, such as those causing plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other lethal diseases were urgently destroyed on February 24.
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, while testifying before the US Senate’s foreign relations committee on March 9, acknowledged that in Ukraine there were some facilities conducting clandestine biological research and Washington was keen to prevent Russian forces from gaining control of these facilities. She said the US Department of State was "quite concerned that Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of [those labs], so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces".