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Russian Defense Ministry finds new evidence of dangerous activity of US labs in Ukraine

Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said Russian experts had inspected four facilities in the Donetsk and Lugansk peoples’ republics

MOSCOW, December 11./TASS/. Documents found in Ukrainian laboratories bear evidence to the dangerous nature of the Pentagon's biological activities, Chief of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, said.

"Russian specialists gained access to a number of Ukrainian biological facilities, in particular, laboratories in the cities of Rubezhnoye, Severodonetsk, Kherson and their official documentation within the special military operation," Kirillov told a briefing on US military biological activities.

"Analysis of these documents confirmed the dangerous nature of Pentagon's experiments to assess the Ukrainian population's susceptibility to zoonotic infections, the facts of testing pharmaceuticals on the local population and exporting biological samples to the United States for their possible use in offensive biological programs," the general said.

He said Russian experts had inspected four facilities in the Donetsk and Lugansk peoples’ republics. "A collection of reference strains of microorganisms was found in a storeroom of the veterinary laboratory in Mangush. These reference strains were supplied from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) intended for the study of economically important animal diseases," he went on to say.

According to Kirillov, the obtained data confirms that the staff of the Askaniya-Nova Biosphere Reserve in the Kherson Region had been studying routes of migratory birds. Facts were ascertained that avian influenza virus strains had been collected and classified, he said, stressing that the mortality rate can reach 40% if these strains are transmitted to humans.