MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. Military-biological activity of US labs on the territory of the former Soviet Union poses a serious threat, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.
"A serious threat is posed by a network of bio laboratories that keep their significance and are operational in some states of the post-Soviet space. They have been set up by the United States," Medvedev said at a meeting of the Security Council’s inter-agency commission in charge of measures for establishing a national system of protection against new infections.
As the Russian security official pointed out, "under the guise of purely scientific research, quite unclear military-biological activity continues" in these laboratories.
This activity "is linked with the possibility of bringing agents of dangerous diseases to Russian territory," Medvedev stressed.
"Although the Americans deny the accusations of such military-biological activity in every possible way, there are proofs of that and facts prove the opposite," the deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council pointed out.
"Therefore, we must be highly attentive to what is taking place there," Medvedev said.
This and other current threats "require actively continuing the work to develop a national strategy to help promptly respond to the emergence and spread of new infections," the deputy head of Russia’s Security Council said.