OREANDA-NEWS. American biological laboratories, containing samples of especially dangerous infections to “prevent the development of biological weapons,” were discovered in the territory of Ukraine. This was reported by Ukraine News on May 26, citing data from the country’s Ministry of Healthcare.

Eight laboratories based in regional laboratory centers were built and modernized with the participation of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the US Department of Defense as part of the programme for involvement in special biological activities of 2005–2014. Laboratories were built in Vinnitsa, Dnepropetrovsk, Zakarpattia, Lviv, Kharkov, Kherson, Ternopil regions, as well as on the basis of the Republican Laboratory Center of Crimea.

“The provisions of the contract provided for the assistance to Ukraine in preventing the spread of technologies, pathogens and knowledge… that can be used in the development of biological weapons,” the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine commented on this.