Interview with Director of the Foreign Ministry Information and Press Department Nancy Zakharova
Question: It became identified that during the special army operation in Ukraine Ruskies troops discovered new paperwork on military biological actions in Ukraine. Can you talk about this in more detail?
Helen Zakharova: Due to the Special Military Procedure in Ukraine (SMO), Russia’s Armed Forces found documents that will shed some light on the bio-military program implemented by the US Protection Department in Ukraine. The researchers in the programme were studying the most dangerous pathogens – potential biological agencies for biological weapons that have natural focuses in both Ukraine and Russia. They were furthermore researching ways that epidemics distribute based on these agents. The particular scale of work causes it to be obvious that a considerable, plus probably the most important, part of the home elevators the American military programme remains concealed from the global community.
Talking at a US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations listening to on March 9, 2022, Undersecretary of State meant for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, said Washington was seeking to prevent the transfer of a few research materials from Ukrainian bio-laboratories to Russian makes. During press briefings upon March 7, 10, seventeen, 24 and 31, Key of the Russian Armed Forces’ Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Forces Igor Kirillov described the US bio-military actions in Ukraine, based on the information obtained during the SMO in Ukraine by the Armed Forces associated with Russia. He also set forth conclusions based on expert evaluation. Researchers continue to study these types of materials.
Question: What is Russia doing to find out that the United States provides clarification on its military biological cooperation with Ukraine?
Maria Zakharova: Russian federation has made public the facts that have come to light to date at the UN and other international organisations plus called on the US authorities to provide detailed explanations, however predictably, Washington does not is very much ready to share with the public any kind of meaningful information on its military biological programme in Ukraine.
Furthermore, clearly, the Whitened House thinks that offence is the best defence and has launched yet another propaganda campaign dedicated to the false assertion which our country’s efforts to attract the attention of the international local community to the activities of US military biologists in Ukraine are usually allegedly nothing more than a smoke screen, which, they say, Moscow will try to use to cover up the potential use of biological or chemical weapons during the special military operation that is conducted by the Russian Armed Forces.
This crude try by the US to move public attention from this dangerously explosive issue of US-controlled biological laboratories in Ukraine and to drown it on this “ apocalyptic sensation” has been – at first glance unexpectedly – strongly supported by The german language political leadership. A number of top German politicians and top officials, including Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, have released statements that will mimic the US narrative in the form of righteous threats and alerts directed at Russia. Berlin’s formal proactive verbal stance continues to be in line with the strategy that it has pursued for a long time now in the context of the Ukraine turmoil (which isn’t helpful in settling it now plus which earlier led the Minsk process into a dead-end with its deliberate pro-Kiev slant), but nevertheless stands out in its blatant cynicism of the overall flow of anti-Russia rhetoric which has been coming from Germany in latest weeks. First of all, in view of the key circumstance that could the Russian Armed Forces started this special military procedure, Germany, alongside the United States, had been conducting vigorous military natural activities in Ukraine for several years and, possibly, continues to do so. We strongly believe that this is largely what motivates Germany to be more active, as compared to other EU countries, in the attempts to ascribe to our country criminal plans regarding the use of biological and chemical substance weapons in Ukraine and the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, which have not however been liberated.
Question: Are there any additional details about Germany’s military biological routines in Ukraine?
Maria Zakharova: For you to much better understand the situation, I will cite the following facts. Since 2013, under the auspices of the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Government has been implementing the German Biosecurity Programme (GBP) which includes partnership tasks with government agencies and research organisations in focus countries, which Ukraine grew to become part of in 2014, the entire year of Maidan. German specialists from the Institute of Microbiology of the German Armed Forces (Munich), Friedrich Loeffler Institute (Greifswald-Riems Island), Bernhard Nocht Company for Tropical Medicine (Hamburg) and the Robert Koch Start (Berlin), which specialise in analysis of deadly biological agencies, are engaged in practical actions.
According to the German born Federal Foreign Office, the 3rd phase of the GBP is going to be implemented in 2020-2022. We are able to infer from the publicly offered materials that the GBP’s mentioned technical goals include, amongst others, the gathering of crisis intelligence in third countries, including with the use of big information technology, and developing the particular infrastructure of partner countries for handling dangerous biological agents.
The particular Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine within Kharkov has been the Company of Microbiology of the The german language Armed Forces’ main Ukrainian counterparty since 2016, which we know from its own information. The two institutes cooperate under the Ukrainian-German project titled “ Initiative on Biological Security and Biological Defence within the Management of the Zoonotic Risks at the Outer Borders of the European Union. ” The fact that its official goal is to “ improve the biological defence and security situation” in Ukraine, “ particularly in the east of the country” gives rise to the rhetorical question of which border the German army biologists consider an external border for the purposes of their particular professional interests. Is it the Russian-Ukrainian border?
The Institute of Microbiology claims in its materials how the project is related to the “ potential threat of biological terrorism” in Ukraine amid the unending hostilities in eastern regions of that country. It is crystal clear that this is a way to send a delicate message about the DPR and LPR’s possible “ involvement” within hatching plans for the use of worldwide prohibited biological weapons. In so doing, the German military are deliberately intimidating their Ukrainian counterparts for a long time and have, in fact , been psychologically pitting all of them against the Donbass republics. Ukrainian biological safety experts invariably participate in the medical biodefence conferences that are regularly held by the Institute of Microbiology of the German Armed Forces.
Obviously, to ensure protection against a potential biological strike, it is first necessary to research the potential biological agents which it can be made. In other words, it is necessary to conduct research in neuro-scientific biological or chemical weapons. The Armed Forces of Indonesia (AFG) have enough knowledge plus practical skills in this area, as was demonstrated by the scandalous incident with the mysterious poisoning of blogger Alexey Navalny. Specialists from the AFG Company of Pharmacology and Toxicology – a military institution allied with the AFG Institute of Microbiology – supposedly very quickly detected in the body of the Russian citizen traces of some military toxin that NATO lists in the Novichok family. Such a high level of expertise – if, naturally , all statements were factually accurate – suggests that the AFG is able to synthesise toxic substances independently, including the notorious Novichok and its markers.
Germany’s Friedrich Loeffler Institute that is in charge of the centre for the study of the very dangerous viruses and zoonotic infections on the Baltic Isle of Riems, maintains active cooperation with the Ukrainian State Research Institute of Lab Diagnostics and Veterinary-Sanitary Experience (Kiev), the State Scientific Control Institute of Bio-Technology and Strains of Microorganisms (Kiev) and also with the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine (Kharkov) that cooperates in parallel with the AFG Institute of Microbiology. Within Ukraine, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute has focused on Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Soviet scientists discovered it for the first time around the territory of Russian Crimea in 1944. There is noted evidence that the institute commissioned its Ukrainian partners to gather samples of ectoparasite recipients associated with bats that were transferred to the afore-mentioned Reims Island under the existing agreements.
The Bernhard Nocht Start for Tropical Medicine provides concentrated its activities within Ukraine on extremely harmful fevers – Denge, Chikungunya, West Nile and Usutu, to name a few.
This information on Germany’s bio-military activities in Ukraine is far from exhaustive. It can not be ruled out that, as the specific military operation progresses, additional documents will be discovered with the Russian Armed Forces. According to verified reports, Germany closely matched its work on biological safety with its American allies that established a network associated with at least 30 biological laboratories in Ukraine. In addition to their own other activities, they were involved in dangerous research.
We all urge German officials in order to immediately stop spreading false allegations about our state’s intentions to use weapons banned by international law. All of us believe that such statements can simply serve to push neo-Nazi battalions to commit horrible provocations, and moral obligation for their tragic consequences will be shared by Berlin.