Irina Yarovaya reported on the progress of the parliamentary investigation into the activities of the US biological laboratories in Ukraine

Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Commission informed about the revealed facts and evidence collected of criminal activities of the US biological programme against Ukrainian civilians
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya

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Irina Anatolievna
emphasized that the President's decision to conduct a special military operation made it possible “to suspend the Pentagon's dangerous military-biological activities on the territory of Ukraine.”

She recalled that for the effective work of the Commission, there were created four working groups: on medicine, law, security, information and a scientific advisory council, that would help to discuss important issues in various formats with experts, interested ministries and departments and analyze documents and materials.

“I want to present to you the materials that have already been studied by the Commission. These are documents that we had analyzed in the most detailed way and translated from English and Ukrainian full texts of all agreements that were found during Russia’s special operation carried in Ukraine,” the Co-Chair of the Commission said.

“Our task was not only to use the documents of the Ministry of Defense, but to independently work on obtaining additional evidence,” stressed the Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma and added that the Commission identified all witnesses who gave exclusive evidence of the activities of military laboratories in Ukraine. According to Irina Yarovaya, such work had revealed facts of significant infringements of safety requirements in those laboratories in Ukraine.

“Today we can say that these activities were performed by highly qualified Pentagon specialists. There were involved several special services, which were affiliated with the Pentagon and served as trainers in Ukraine,” said Irina Yarovaya.

The Commission found confirmation by digital codes of evidence that those specialists had professional experience in the development of biological weapons, as noted the Co-Chair of the Commission.

Irina Yarovaya also informed about a fact of bioterrorism which took place on the territory of the Slavyanoserbsky region of the LPR. Relevant criminal proceedings were initiated to investigate that case.

“I mean the distribution of counterfeit banknotes that were infected with a very dangerous, highly pathogenic strain of Asian tuberculosis,” Irina Yarovaya specified.

In addition to the case with banknotes, the Co-Chair of the Commission informed about the activities of the veterinary laboratory in Mariupol, which at first was out of sight of the military: there had been revealed pathogens of diseases not typical for veterinary medicine, like typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, perfringens. 124 seized strains are being studied by specialists, as added Irina Yarovaya.

“For the first time, we had revealed in documents that were seized by the Ministry of Defense facts that dangerous experiments were conducted on Ukrainian servicemen. These documents contain information that in case of adverse effect Ukraine had to inform the American side within 72 hours. In case of a death of a serviceman — within a day,” said Irina Yarovaya.

No humanitarian projects intend such consequences, as said the Co-Chair of the Commission.

According to Irina Yarovaya, the Commission also revealed that the Ukrainian authorities prohibited the Security Service of Ukraine from controlling activities of biological laboratories in order to hide security threats from citizens of the country. In addition, the Kyiv authorities deliberately concealed information about the military-biological activities of the United States of America in Ukraine. The Commission's analysis of reports prepared by Ukraine and the United States of America and submitted over the past 10 years to the UN Secretariat on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons helped to reveal those facts, the Co-Chair of the Commission added.

The Parliamentary Commission obtains documents that also confirmed numerous facts of the export of human tissue samples, dangerous pathogens and their vectors for transmission from Ukraine to European countries and the United States. According to Irina Yarovaya, the US specialists and their allies managed to get at least 16,000 biological samples, more than 140 containers with bat exoparasites – mites.

The Commission is forming a dossier in order to systematize cases of criminal activities and qualify them , added the Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma.

Irina Yarovaya once again drew attention to the fact that US military biological laboratories were real parts of NATO secret military facilities and could be used as a testing ground for bacteriological attacks at any time. This is especially dangerous, as those pathogens that the United States was interested in were exotic, not typical for Ukraine, like Zika and Ebola viruses, as well as smallpox.

In this regard, Irina Yarovaya proposed once again to pay attention and take control of the implementation of the adopted law on biological safety and, together with the Government, take additional steps to expand the range of relevant necessary measures.

“Taking into account the activities of the United States not only in Ukraine, the world has serious reasons to be worried about that and make additional analysis,” emphasized the Co-Chair of the Commission.

In conclusion, Irina Yarovaya informed that the Commission would continue its work and would be ready to present a dossier and a final report in the autumn.

The creation of the Parliamentary Commission of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on investigation into the circumstances related to the creation of biological laboratories by the US specialists on the territory of Ukraine was initiated by the State Duma. The need to investigate the activities of the US biological laboratories has repeatedly been emphasized by the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin Volodin Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast)
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The Commission consists of 14 members of the State Duma and 14 senators. Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya and Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev are the Co-Chairs of the Commission.