Moscow: The total amount of US funding for military biological work carried out in the laboratories of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense amounted to $32 million, Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological defense of the Russian Armed Forces, said on Thursday.
The official presented a document dated March 6, 2015, confirming the direct participation of the Pentagon in the financing of military biological projects in Ukraine, saying that according to the established practice, US projects in the field of sanitary and epidemiological well-being in third countries, including Africa and Asia, are funded through national health authorities.
“I draw your attention to the fact that an agreement on joint biological activities was concluded between the US military department and the Ukrainian Ministry of Health. However, the real recipient of the funds are the laboratories of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, located in Kyiv, Odessa, Lvov and Kharkov. The total funding amounted to $32 million,” Kirillov told reporters.
In an attempt to cover up traces, biowaste from a laboratory in the Odessa region was taken 120 kilometers (75 miles) away, while Ukrainian employees were not even allowed into the building, the official added.