BEIJING, April 1. /TASS/. The international society needs to thoroughly study and come up with an unbiased evaluation of information provided by Russia about US biological laboratories in Ukraine, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday.
He noted that the Unites States still has not come up with a "constructive response to Russia’s statements."
"We will welcome a just, unbiased and professional evaluation on behalf of the international society of the documents provided by Russia based on the mechanisms of the United Nations and the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction," Zhao Lijian said.
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland announced early last month that Ukraine had facilities where biological research was being conducted and Washington was working to not let them fall into the hands of Russian forces.
Igor Kirillov, who heads the Russian army’s radiation, chemical and biological protection force, reported in March that a network of over 30 biological labs was formed on Ukrainian soil under the direction of the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). According to him, on February 24, they were all instructed by the Ukrainian Health Ministry to completely destroy biological agents located in the laboratories.