Russia’s Claim Against Bioweapon Bat Laboratory In Ukraine Rejected By US

Critics say Russia’s allegations may be a scam to use such weapons in the war in Ukraine.

United Nations:

Russia is using the UN Security Council to spread false information and propaganda about its aggression on Ukraine, six Western member states said on Friday.

They made the allegations at a council meeting called at the request of Russia to discuss allegations that Ukraine is developing biological weapons.

“Russia is once again trying to use this council to clean up misinformation, spread its propaganda, and justify its unprovoked and brutal attacks on Ukraine,” the six countries that have seats on the council said in a statement read by U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. .

He was accompanied by representatives of France, Norway, Albania, Ireland and Britain.

Last week the council held a meeting on the same issue, also at the request of Russia.

Later, Western countries accused Russia of spreading conspiracy theories after a Moscow envoy told diplomats that America and Ukraine had been researching using bats to wage biological warfare.

At Friday’s meeting, the United States reiterated that Ukraine has no biological weapons program.

Critics say Russia’s allegations may be a scam to use such weapons themselves in the war in Ukraine.

“We continue to believe there is a possibility that Russia may be planning to use chemical or biological agents against the Ukrainian people,” Thomas Greenfield said.

Western countries say Russia has expertise in chemical and biological weapons, because Russia reiterates claims that Ukraine has bioweapon laboratories.

As happened last week, Izumi Nakamitsu, the UN’s top representative on the issue of disarmament, said his department had no knowledge of Ukraine’s biological weapons department or a mandate to conduct investigations.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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