Late on Tuesday, Russia (and MAGAt World) repeated its (their) accusation of several years that the United States is working with Ukrainian laboratories to develop biological weapons. Such assertions in Russian media increased in the run-up to Moscow’s military move into Ukraine and were made as recently as Wednesday by foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova (see below).
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had to address the claim again.
Like many other countries, Ukraine has public health laboratories researching how to mitigate the threats of dangerous diseases affecting both animals and humans. Its laboratories have received support from the United States, European Union and World Health Organization.
The Pentagon’s Biological Threat Reduction Program has been working with the Ukrainian government to ensure the security of pathogens and toxins stored in the laboratories. In the midst of similar biowarfare accusations in 2020, the U.S. embassy in Kyiv issued a statement saying its involvement was to ensure “dangerous pathogens do not fall into the wrong hands.”
- Biological research FACILITIES-
Listen to the very last part of her testimony. NOTICE! She calls out a ‘classic Russian technique: “….to blame on the other guy what they plan to do themselves.” That’s the part that gets left out. In MAGAt and Putin’s Propaganda World, only the parts they like get attention, including from Glenn Greenwald, who I find equally repulsive.
This is the part of her testimony that Russia and pro-Putin MAGAts want you to hear:
Do you see this? She’s on blast on RT! Do you have even the slightest clue what RT stands for? RUSSIA TODAY! The name has changed but the owners have remained the same but has shut down in the US. THIS^^^is propaganda…fodder…a justification for just ONE of Putin’s psychopathic decisions to invade Ukraine.
Of course the British-based video website, BitChute, once called the “far right’s YouTube” has said it will continue to make content available from RT. Far-right extremists and conspiratorial lunatics in the US use this source to justify many of their ludicrous claims.
Meet Kremlin spokeswoman Maria Zakharova , Russia’s Tokyo Rose:
Russia’s version of Sister Sara Sanders and McNinny:
“We can conclude that in Ukrainian laboratories close to our borders, components of biological weapons were being developed.
“The urgent destruction of these materials was ordered in order not to disclose the materials and the programmes that were being made there.”
It involved deadly pathogens including plague and anthrax, she said.Sky News:
Reuters was unable to independently confirm her information.
Fox ‘News’ defense reporter Jennifer Griffin had to set the record straight for Sean Hannity. Maybe….just maybe…a few members of the MAGAt Cult might get it but I won’t be shocked if these lunatics continue to parrot Putin’s Propaganda. It’s that whole “Alternative Facts” and “Truth Isn’t Truth” that they seems to hide behind.
A former U.S. official, who is familiar with the cooperation between Kyiv and Washington, said the United States had helped to convert several Ukrainian laboratories that had been involved in the former Soviet Union’s biological weapons program into public health facilities.
Facts, They Matter:
Can we give it a rest already and stop parroting Russian propaganda?!