I stumbled upon this today in a dig. I don’t remember seeing this statement from the State Dept back on 03/09/22.
The State Dept were pushing disinformation. They stated the following:
“The United States does not own or operate any chemical or biological laboratories in Ukraine, it is in full compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention, and it does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere.”
But just a few days ago the DoD contradicted this statement from the State Dept, admitting that we do in fact have 46 labs in Ukraine. A day after this, Undersecretary of State, Victoria Nuland, admitted under Oath that we do have biolabs in Ukraine, and the State Dept are worried Russia might find our research.
It makes more sense as to why she was worried because the State Department are one of the Executive entities accused by Russia of engagement in the Biological network in Ukraine (think Hilary).
So here’s direct proof the government openly lies to you without consequence. Not that we needed any more of it. But I will say, the DoD turning on the State Dept and the White House, coming out with contradictory statements, is rather peculiar. Not often do you catch the government making this blatant of a mistake.
What’s wild, is the State Dept hasn’t taken this down yet… almost as if they are begging to get caught. They have no shame in their lies.
The Kremlin’s Allegation of Chemical and Biological Weapons Laboratories in Ukraine – United States Department of State
As we have said all along, Russia is inventing false pretexts in an attempt to justify its own horrific actions in Ukraine. The United States does not own or operate any chemical or biological laboratories in Ukraine, it is in full compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention, and it does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere. It is Russia that has active chemical and biological weapons programs and is in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention.
Finally, Russia has a track record of accusing the West of the very crimes that Russia itself is perpetrating. These tactics are an obvious ploy by Russia to try to justify further premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attacks on Ukraine. We fully expect Russia to continue to double down on these sorts of claims with further unfounded allegations.