MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. Konstantin Kosachev, a deputy speaker of the Federation Council, on Monday said the US is developing components of biological weapons to seek complete military superiority, putting at risk the entire humankind.
"As a result of our almost year-long work, especially after we got acquainted with the report of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense (DTRA), we are starting to comprehend the entire chain of command for certain decisions, we are starting to comprehend that the ordering customer of this research is the US military agency, which serves the strategy of the United States of America to ensure a unilateral military superiority, in this case, through the development of components of biological weapons," Kosachev, who is also a co-chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on the Investigation of US Biological Laboratories in Ukraine, told reporters following a meeting of the commission.
According to the lawmaker, the work that was carried out and continues to be carried out in a number of US biological laboratories in the immediate vicinity of Russia has three purposes, and only one of them is allowed by the Convention on Bioweapons: It’s the study of infections in order to develop countermeasures. The second and third technologies, Kosachev said, are "obviously criminal," and violate the norms of the convention on bioweapons and the norms of human morality.
"The second, commercial technology is to enhance the pathogenic properties of certain bioagents, to make them more contagious, in order to then offer humanity rescue measures in the event of a pandemic of the corresponding infection. There is reason to believe that this happened for example with the COVID-19 pandemic, because the first time Americans conducted their military exercises to counter this pandemic was two months before it took over humanity," he said.
According to the lawmaker, the third technology is the creation of proprietary components of bioweapons, "which can be used against agricultural products, against animals and ultimately against people."
"The Americans obviously are providing themselves with that opportunity," Kosachev said, adding that the US "is doing everything in order not to be caught in the act."
The lawmaker said that a total of about 300 US biolaboratories are located outside the national territory of that country, with at least 50 of them along the borders of Russia. Kosachev also noted that at least 30 US biological laboratories remain in Ukraine, but they "stop operating in those settlements that come under Russian control."