SBU Urges Politicians Not To Do Public Relations About Counterfeits About “Secret American Biolaboratory”
The Security Service of Ukraine calls on politicians not to spread false information about the existence of foreign biological laboratories in Ukraine.
It is reported by the SBU press center.
“Recently, fake news about the alleged activities of US military biology laboratories in Ukraine has been disseminated through the media and social media. Usually, the Ukrainian Security Service, which combats real and non-fictitious threats against the country, does not respond to such rumors. From these publications, without reference to facts and sources, the presentation of the various political parties gives signs of a planned information campaign, the aim of which is not only to receive political dividends, but and in the context of the fight against coronaviruses, to sow panic in society, the SBU therefore considers that it is necessary to respond, “said the report.
As stated in the SBU, in Ukraine does not operate foreign biological laboratories.
“The statements recently made by individual politicians are not true and constitute a deliberate misrepresentation,” added the press center.
The Security Service has also indicated that cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in the fight against biological terrorism takes place exclusively within the framework of Ukrainian law and in the interest of Ukraine.
“Since 1993, an agreement has been in force to provide assistance to Ukraine in the elimination of strategic nuclear weapons and the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. One of its points is the detection and control of timely outbreaks caused by dangerous pathogens. Also in 2005, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the United States Department of Defense signed a framework agreement to prevent the spread of technology, pathogens and knowledge that can be used in weapons development, “said the SBU.
The press center pointed out that under this agreement, a number of state laboratories located in the regions of Odessa, Kharkov, Lviv, Kiev, Vinnitsa, Kherson and Dnipropetrovsk have been modernized (repairs carried out, updated equipment, purchases of consumables, etc.). These laboratories are funded by the state budget, subordinated to the Ministry of Health and the State Service of Ukraine for food safety and consumer protection.
“The SBU protects critical infrastructure and verifies the activities of scientific institutions and companies at biological risk. Consequently, measures to protect and preserve collections of strains of pathogens are ensured at the appropriate level. Accidental or unauthorized deliberate with them is excluded, “added the press center. .
In addition, the SBU continuously monitors real and potential threats in this area by the special services of foreign states and, if necessary, takes action to address them. This work will be carried out at the right level in the future.
“In this regard, we urge politicians not to disseminate false information about the existence of foreign biological laboratories in Ukraine and to be concerned with the interests of the country, not their own ratings,” the press service said. Ukrainian security service.
As noted, the US State Department believes that the channel “1 + 1”, broadcasting information on the alleged work of the “American biolaboratory” in Ukraine, has repeated the false point of Russian propaganda.
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According to “Media Detector”, the plot of the X-Files program on American biological laboratories, allegedly located in Ukraine, was broadcast on April 27. He said European journalists have discovered more than four thousand laboratories in which the United States is creating new viruses, and the United States Department of Defense has already confirmed this.
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According to Material Detector Media, this story is based on information published for the first time on the party’s website, Opposition Platform – For Life, on April 15. This web resource published a public appeal by Viktor Medvedchuk to the leadership of the state that 15 US military laboratories operate in Ukraine.
On April 23, the US Embassy denied reports of the creation of military laboratories.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru