ロシア、米国によるバイオラボのデータ隠蔽を非難: ずくなしの冷や水



Russia accuses US of concealing data on biolabs
Attempts to “divert attention” raise questions regarding the Pentagon’s biological activity, the Russian Foreign Ministry said
The US has been concealing information about its “military biological activity” in the post-Soviet states, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. This, according to Zakharova, raises “serious questions” about Washington’s compliance with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC).

In an interview with TASS published on Sunday, Zakharova said, “the United States prefers to remain silent about the ongoing work in the post-Soviet space and does not provide information within a framework of the BTWC confidence-building measures.”

“Assertions that the activity of the Pentagon and related structures is focused solely on health issues are not true. Clearly, health care assistance does not require the involvement of the US military,” Zakharova said.

She added that Washington’s claims that it is collecting biomaterial and monitoring the epidemiological situation “only reinforce and intensify” Russia’s fears over America’s compliance with the BTWC.

Moscow’s recently published evidence regarding the alleged sprawling network of US-funded biolabs across Ukraine only adds to the suspicions, Zakharova said.

In a series of briefings starting in March, the Russian military has presented evidence of the Pentagon’s involvement in funding laboratories in Ukraine. According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the US poured more than $224 million into biological research in Ukraine between 2005 and early 2022. Western pharmaceutical giants, nonprofits, and even the US Democratic Party were involved in the scheme, Moscow claims.

The Pentagon has “significantly expanded its research potential not only in the field of creating biological weapons, but also obtaining information about antibiotic resistance and the presence of antibodies to certain diseases in populations of specific regions” while working in Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, the head of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Force, said in May.

Zakharova also pointed out that the US has not yet withdrawn its reservation to the 1925 Geneva Protocol for the prohibition of biological and chemical weapons. The US was among the countries that declared the protocol would cease to be binding regarding enemy states that do not observe the prohibitions of the protocol.

In this regard, “the question quite reasonably arises about the real goals of the Pentagon’s international military biological activity,” Zakharova said.

Earlier this week, the Pentagon published the ‘Fact Sheet on WMD Threat Reduction Efforts with Ukraine, Russia and Other Former Soviet Union Countries’. In the document, the US military said that following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US and its partners have led “cooperative efforts to reduce legacy threats from nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons left in the Soviet Union’s successor states, including Russia.”

According to the Pentagon, the US has “worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health,” by providing support to “46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades.” These programs have focused on “improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.”

In the same paper, the US military accused Russia and China attempting “to undermine this work by spreading disinformation and sowing mistrust in the people and institutions all over the world that contribute to WMD threat reduction.”

According to Zakharova, Moscow considers this publication part of Washington’s “information campaign” aimed at justifying its military biological activities in the post-Soviet space and to “divert the attention of the international community from its true non-transparent and unseemly direction.”










今週初め、米国防総省は『ウクライナ、ロシア、その他の旧ソ連諸国との大量破壊兵器脅威削減努力に関するファクトシート』を発表した。この文書の中で米軍は、ソ連崩壊後、米国とそのパートナーは、"ロシアを含むソ連の後継国に残された核、化学、生物兵器によるレガシー脅威を減らすための協力的な取り組み "を主導してきたと述べている。

国防総省によると、米国は「過去20年間に46の平和的なウクライナの研究所、保健施設、疾病診断施設に支援を提供することにより、ウクライナの生物学的安全、セキュリティ、ヒトと動物の両方の健康のための疾病監視の改善に協力して取り組んできた」と述べている。これらのプログラムは、"核不拡散の結節点における公衆衛生と農業安全対策の改善 "に焦点を当てたものである。

同じ文書の中で、米軍はロシアと中国が、"偽情報を広め、大量破壊兵器の脅威軽減に貢献する世界中の人々や機関に不信感を植え付けることによって、この活動を弱体化させようとしている "と非難している。

ザハロワによると、モスクワはこの出版物を、ポストソビエト空間における軍事生物学的活動を正当化し、"その真の非透明で見苦しい方向から国際社会の注意をそらす "ことを目的としたワシントンの「情報キャンペーン」の一部と考えているという。

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