This is a copy that I translated, of an article I found on strana.ua that had been recently deleted, likely due the so called ‘censorship’ of information that’s contrary to the narrative. Source via Web Archive.
Plague, fever, hantavirus. What do secret US biolaboratories do in Ukraine?
Today , the US Embassy in Ukraine acknowledged that Pentagon-controlled biological laboratories operate in Ukraine.
The diplomats’ statement came after an open letter from people’s deputies about the threats posed by these research centres to Ukrainians.
However, the Americans deny the threat and say that scientific work is being carried out for exclusively peaceful purposes. And talk about threats is attributed to “Russian disinformation.”
“Country” understood this story.
What did the deputies of the Rada say?
On April 14, people’s deputies from the “Opposition Platform – For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk and Renat Kuzmin wrote requests to four leaders of the country: President Zelensky, Prime Minister Shmyhal, Head of the Security Service Bakanov and Minister of Health Stepanov.
The appeal, citing Serbian and Bulgarian media, states that the United States has more than 400 bacteriological laboratories around the world, including at least 15 in Ukraine.
Only Americans work there, and they are financed by the US Department of Defense. Laboratories are located in Odessa, Vinnitsa, Uzhgorod, Lvov (three), Kyiv (three), Kherson, Ternopil and not far from Crimea and Lugansk.
People’s deputies note that the functioning of American biological laboratories in Ukraine began during the presidency of Viktor Yushchenko and the premiership of Yulia Tymoshenko – on August 29, 2005.
At that time, cooperation agreements were signed between the US Department of Defense and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine regarding the prevention of proliferation technologies (growth of body tissue by cell division – Ed. ), pathogens and expertise that can be used to develop biological weapons.
“In fact, the work in the laboratories is carried out under the program of biological experiments. The budget is $ 2.1 billion and funded by the US Agency for Security Threat Reduction. The Science and Technology Center in Ukraine, an international organization funded by the US authorities and employees, has also joined this activity. which have diplomatic immunity. This organization is engaged in financing projects to create weapons of mass destruction,” write Medvedchuk and Kuzmin.
Further, people’s deputies point out that after the launch of biological laboratories in Ukraine, outbreaks of infectious diseases were observed.
“So, in Ternopil in 2009, a virus appeared that causes hemorrhagic pneumonia. 450 Ukrainians became its victims. In 2011, there was an outbreak of cholera in Ukraine – 33 people died. 100 cases of cholera”.
More people’s deputies gave such examples. In January 2016, 20 military personnel died from a flu-like virus in Kharkiv, and more than 200 were hospitalized. Two months later, 364 deaths were recorded in Ukraine. “The reason is swine flu, the same strain of flu that led to a global pandemic in 2009,” Medvedchuk and Kuzmin point out.
Further, they point out that in 2017 there was an outbreak of hepatitis A in Nikolaev. In the summer of the same year, similar foci of infection were in Zaporizhia and Odessa, and in autumn – in Kharkiv.
“In 2010-2012 (that is, already under Yanukovych. – Ed .), the Ukrainian authorities initiated checks to see if all safety precautions were observed in the laboratories. As a result, a number of gross violations were identified that could lead to the leakage of strains of dangerous infections. It was even recorded the fact of bringing exhaust ventilation into the premises of the kindergarten,” Medvedchuk and Kuzmin said in their appeal.
Then the people’s deputies write that in 2013, President Viktor Yanukovych refused such cooperation with the United States. But already in 2014, Petro Poroshenko continued it. “It is likely that Yanukovych lost power with the active participation of the US government precisely because of the refusal to cooperate with the Pentagon,” the deputies from the Opposition Platform suggest.
In conclusion, they point out: “It is possible that the secret and non-transparent activities of dangerous foreign objects on the territory of Ukraine have the task of testing the effects of viruses and bacteria on the organisms of Ukrainians,” and ask the leadership of Ukraine to look into this.
The topic of US biological laboratories in Ukraine is not new, and Kuzmin has been leading it directly for a number of years.
“It is known that the Geneva Convention of 1972 prohibits the production of bacteriological weapons, and for this reason the US military does not produce them on US territory. And why, because there are so many excellent test sites in the world, like Ukraine or Georgia, where you can produce and test local population any deadly viruses? It is enough just to create a military laboratory, give it a harmless name, such as “Laboratory of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Station”, and assign your curator to it … “, Renat Kuzmin wrote on Facebook in 2018.
He mentioned this topic in connection with the revelations of the Georgian ex-Minister of State Security of Georgia Igor Giorgadze. In 2018, he stated that the American Lugar Center, which is located in Tbilisi, tested the Sovaldi drug of the American company Gilead Sciences on Georgian citizens. As a result, 73 volunteers allegedly died.
US Embassy response on bio-experiments in Ukraine
On April 22, the US Embassy in Ukraine responded to Kuzmin’s appeal. The answer was not personally to people’s deputies, but in general to “Russian disinformation.”
The Embassy confirmed that biological programs in Ukraine are overseen by the US Department of Defense. Which in itself is remarkable.
However, according to diplomats, the Pentagon is working in Ukraine together with our government. The goal is “to ensure the secure storage of pathogens and threatening toxins in government facilities.” So that at the same time it was possible to conduct peaceful research and develop vaccines.
We are also working with our Ukrainian partners to develop Ukraine’s ability to detect outbreaks caused by dangerous pathogens before they pose a threat to security or stability.
Diplomats point out that their joint efforts are helping to ensure that dangerous pathogens do not fall into the wrong hands. And they list specific Ukrainian departments with which they interact:
- Ministry of Health of Ukraine;
- State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection;
- National Academy of Agricultural Sciences;
- Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
The Americans say that the US Department of Defense Biohazard Reduction Program is working with partner countries to fight the threat of outbreaks (intentional, accidental or natural) of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases. Ukraine is among such partners.
What exactly is being done in the laboratories, diplomats write very streamlined: “research partnerships” and “biological surveillance measures” are being carried out. But some project descriptions still lead:
- assess the risks of viruses potentially carried by migratory birds over Ukraine;
- monitor the prevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and hantaviruses in Ukraine and the potential need for diagnostics in patients with suspected leptospirosis;
- control the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) virus in domestic pigs and wild boars in Ukraine; study the genome, conduct biological surveillance for ASF and conduct regional risk assessments in the field.
Then the Americans give some more interesting facts. Namely: that they modernized many laboratories of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. And literally in 2019, they began to build two laboratories in Kyiv and Odessa.
Another part of the US-Ukrainian cooperation is a scientific mentoring letter. That is, US representatives teach their Ukrainian colleagues how to prepare publications for future grants.
In 2016, according to the US embassy, Ukraine joined the American “disease surveillance in the East.” In addition to our country, the group of the European region includes Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan.
The embassy also reminded that the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center (STCU/STCU), which Kuzmin mentions in his request, is an intergovernmental organization established back in 1993. Now, in addition to Ukraine and the United States, it includes Azerbaijan, the European Union, Georgia, Moldova and Uzbekistan.
At the end of all this, the Americans write that such US-Ukrainian cooperation is necessary for “global peace and prosperity by reducing the risks associated with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.”
What else is known about US laboratories in Ukraine
There is little information on the Internet about American biological laboratories in Ukraine. At one time, Bulgarian and Serbian websites wrote about them – Renat Kuzmin referred to their data in his request.
Thus, Bulgarian journalists published a map of laboratories in Ukraine.
Journalists also published documents according to which the Pentagon financed laboratories in Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk (former regional SES). One of them received one and a half, the second – two million dollars from 2010 to 2012.
Also in the archive of the State Department website there is an agreement between Ukraine and the United States dated August 29, 2005. It concerns cooperation in the field of preventing the spread of technologies, pathogens and experiences that could be used in the creation of biological weapons.
The agreement was signed by the Pentagon and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, which at that time was headed by Nikolay Polishchuk. There are many interesting things in the document.
So, for example, it says that the Ministry of Health should send copies of dangerous pathogens that will appear as a result of research by Ukrainian laboratories to the US Department of Defense.
The parties also agreed to keep information about the results of their activities secret. Moreover, if they are considered secret by the Pentagon, then they automatically become such in Ukraine.
And vice versa – if Ukraine has classified some information, then for the Americans it should still be available.
At the same time, the agreement requires that as few people as possible be involved in this project – “to minimize the number of people with access to information with limited access.”
There is also interesting information about the International Research Center, which the embassy spoke about and which oversees Ukrainian laboratories. Judging by the documents, its employees are protected by nothing less than diplomatic immunity.
That is, apparently, an extremely important structure for the United States in Ukraine.
However, the mere fact of the existence of such agreements is not yet proof that dangerous pathogens are being produced or tested on Ukrainians in laboratories. But why do Americans open so many laboratories and invest a lot of money – while enveloping this topic with a veil of secrecy?
Yes, and under the auspices of the US military.
The journalist Yuri Tkachev gives his explanation.
“These laboratories are engaged in studying the behavior of dangerous pathogens in certain regional conditions, taking into account climatic, demographic and other factors.
These studies can be called dual-use studies: on the one hand, they are really important in terms of assessing the threats of the spread of a particular disease (the same Crimea-Congo fever) and developing recommendations for combating it. On the other hand, the results of the study can also be used in the development of bacteriological weapons for use in a particular region,” Yuri Tkachev wrote in his Telegram channel.
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