UNITED NATIONS, October 16. /TASS/. The United Nations is still unaware of a military biological program in Ukraine, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said at a briefing.
"The UN has not been aware of any biological weapons program in Ukraine, and this remains the case today," he noted. "The UN currently has neither the mandate nor their technical operational capacity to investigate" the issue, Dujarric added.
Meanwhile, Russia is working on a UN Security Council resolution on biolabs in Ukraine. The document suggests that the UN Security Council should set up a commission consisting of all of its members to investigate the claims against the US and Ukraine that Russia’s complaint contains regarding their compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention in terms of the activities of biological laboratories in Ukraine, present a report on the issue to the council by November 30 and brief the States Parties to the Convention on the results of the investigation at the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention set to be held in Geneva between November 28 and December 16.
According to Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, evidence was unearthed during Russia’s special military operation that the Kiev regime had urgently eliminated traces of a US Department of Defense-funded military biological program in Ukraine. Ukrainian laboratories’ staffers testified that on February 24, pathogens of plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly diseases had been urgently eliminated. The Pentagon acknowledged on June 9 that the United States had provided support to 46 civilian laboratories, health care facilities and diagnostic centers in Ukraine in the past 20 years. It argued that no nuclear, biological or chemical weapons programs had been carried out, and that all cooperation with Ukraine was "peaceful efforts to improve nuclear and radiological safety and security, disease surveillance, chemical safety and security, and readiness to respond to epidemics and pandemics.".