Russian military says Big Pharma, Pentagon, Democrats involved in biolabs

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Russian military says Big Pharma, Pentagon, Democrats involved in biolabs

Big Pharma, the Pentagon, and leading Democrats are being implicated in a secret research scheme.

The Russian military said on Wednesday that Democrats in the US have partnered with Big Pharma companies and friendly foundations led by George Soros and Bill Gates to set up biological research in Ukraine, using the project to generate additional funding for elections.

The Russian radiation, chemical and biological protection force, ideologues of US military biological research in Ukraine are leaders of the Democratic Party, according to Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, head of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Force.

The US government set up a way to fund military research directly from the federal budget, but it also used government guarantees to raise funds from non-governmental organizations that are controlled by the leadership of the Democratic Party, according to Kirillov.

As an example of such organizations, he showed a slide with the names Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation, George Soros'Open Society and investment funds, the Rockefeller Foundation, EcoHealth Alliance and Hunter Biden's Rosemont Seneca Partners.

Kirillov named Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and Gilead as large pharmaceutical companies involved in the scheme, using it to test medications while bypassing international safety standards. Kirillov argued that this reduces the cost of research and development, and the increase in pharma profits allows the leaders of the Democratic Party to receive additional financial contributions for election campaigns and hide their distribution. The Pentagon has also expanded its research potential by using Ukraine as a testbed outside international control, leveraging the technological capacities of transnational pharma companies, as well as obtaining information on antibiotic resistance and the presence of antibodies to certain diseases in populations of specific regions, according to Kirillov.

The head of Russia's Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin told RT last week that his service identified Americans involved in military biological research in Ukraine, including employees of the US Department of Defense and several companies with links to the Pentagon.

The US had spent more than $224 million on biological programs in Ukraine between 2005 and early 2022, Bastrykin said.

The Russian military has previously shown evidence of US government involvement in Ukrainian biolabs. Kirillov showed slides that pointed out current US President Joe Biden's son Hunter being involved in procuring funding for some of the projects at the end of March. Kirillov also presented documentation that showed Kiev was interested in equipping drones for distribution of weaponized pathogens.

The existence of biological research facilities in Ukraine was confirmed by US officials, but Washington only provided what they called assistance for efforts that did not involve the development of bioweapons.

Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, after Ukraine failed to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French brokered protocols were designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists that the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied it plans to retake the two republics by force.