Russian Federation Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov revealed that documents found in U.S. military biological laboratories in Ukraine show that the U.S. Department of Defense conducted there “work on pathogens of birds, bats and reptiles, with a further transition to the study of the possibility of carrying African swine fever and anthrax.”
At his March 10, 2022 meeting with the press, General Igor Konashenkov emphasized the following:
“In the biolaboratories created and financed in Ukraine, as the documents show, experiments were conducted on bat coronavirus samples.”
In 2018, General Igor Kirillov, head of the Russian Defense Ministry in charge of protection against biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, put on the table the issue of the similarity between the swine fever agent detected in Russia and the pathogens found, under the Georgia-2007 designation, at the Richard Lugar Center, funded in Georgia by the United States.
In 2021, the PRC Foreign Ministry publicly requested an investigation into the possible role of the U.S. military laboratory at Fort Detrick in the Covid-19 epidemic.
On January 14, 2022, Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaitandzhieva published Pentagon and Richard Lugar Center documents showing the conduct of dangerous experiments on Georgian and Ukrainian soldiers in those two countries.
On March 7, 2022, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation revealed the existence in Ukraine of several U.S. military laboratories.
On March 8, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China urged the Pentagon to explain the 33 military laboratories maintained by the United States in 30 countries.
On March 9, the U.S. State Department responded in a statement that “the United States does not possess or operate chemical or biological laboratories in Ukraine, fully respects its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention, and does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere.”