According to a Pentagon statement released on Thursday, the US government has maintained 46 biolabs in Ukraine since the early 2000s as part of a US initiative to rid the globe of “weapons of mass destruction.”
This is the first time the US Department of Defense (DoD) has divulged the exact number of facilities its government has supported in Ukraine, and it vindicates so-called “conspiracy theorists” who have been chastised by the mainstream media and fact-checkers for exposing the presence of US biolabs in Ukraine.
In a document titled ‘Fact Sheet on WMD Threat Reduction Efforts,’ the Pentagon admitted to running the Ukrainian biolabs. The US military, on the other hand, refuted reports that the biolabs are involved in bio-warfare. Russia and China, according to the Pentagon, are “spreading disinformation and creating doubt” about the biolabs and US attempts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction.
As the Pentagon explains it, the US has “worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health,” by providing support to “46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades.” These programs have focused on “improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.”
The work of these US biolabs was “often” conducted in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and was “consistent with international best practices and norms in publishing research results, partnering with international colleagues and multilateral organizations, and widely distributing their research and public health findings,” the Pentagon insisted.