WHO Admits It Advised Ukraine to Destroy Pathogens in Health Labs
Ukraine houses health laboratories studying dangerous diseases
The World Health Organization said it advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country’s public health laboratories in order to prevent “any potential spills” that would spread among the population.
According to Biosecurity experts, Russia’s movement of troops into Ukraine raised the risk of an escape of disease-causing pathogens.
Ukraine houses health laboratories researching how to mitigate the threats of dangerous diseases, including COVID-19.
As Reuters reported:
The WHO said in an email that it has collaborated with Ukrainian public health labs for several years to promote security practices that help prevent “accidental or deliberate release of pathogens."
“As part of this work, WHO has strongly recommended to the Ministry of Health in Ukraine and other responsible bodies to destroy high-threat pathogens to prevent any potential spills,” the WHO, a United Nations agency, said.
The WHO failed to say when it had made the recommendation, nor did it provide specifics about the kinds of pathogens or toxins housed in Ukraine’s laboratories.
The agency also did not answer questions about whether its recommendations were followed.
Ukraine’s laboratory capabilities are at the center of a growing information war since Russia began moving troops into Ukraine two weeks ago.
Earleir this week, Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, told the United States, “We have found your biological weapons!”
R.T., Russian state-affiliated media reported:
“There was a statement made by the Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, leave no doubt, will not give Washington to be silent this time.”
“Their attempts, while spilling blood, to find biological and chemical weapons throughout the world. We have found your own products.”
“We have found your biological material.”
“As it turns out, it was all happening in Ukraine.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on the claims:
“Now that Russia has made these false claims, and China has seemingly endorsed this propaganda, we should all be on the lookout for Russia to possibly use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine or to create a false flag operation using them.”