At the UN Security Council, Russia and the United States exchange biological weapons accusations

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US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield claimed that Russia was looking for a pretext to use biological weapons | Photo: EFE/EPA/JUSTIN LANE

At an extraordinary meeting of the United Nations (UN) Security Council this Friday (11), Russia and the United States exchanged accusations over the possible use of biological weapons in the war in Ukraine.

At the meeting, which was requested by the Russians, the country’s UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzya claimed that Ukraine and the United States had a plan to release biological weapons with migratory birds , bats and insects.

“We urge you to think about a very real biohazard to people in European countries that could result from an uncontrolled spread of biological agents from Ukraine. And if there is such a scenario, it’s all Europe that will be affected,” he stressed.

“The risk is very real, given the interest that radical nationalist groups in Ukraine are showing in work on dangerous pathogens being done in conjunction with the US Department of Defense,” Nebenzya said.

Countries allied with the Americans, such as France, refuted the Russian ambassador’s claim, and the United States’ ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, reiterated an argument that had been made the day before by White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki: Russia would accuse its adversaries of planning the use of biological weapons to have a pretext to use this type of tool.

“The intent behind these lies seems clear and deeply troubling. We believe that Russia could use chemical or biological agents for assassinations in a ‘false flag’ incident or to support tactical military operations,” he said. said Thomas-Greenfield.

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