Bioterrorism in Ukraine

By Olivia Murray

Published: March 15, 2022 Noon EST

(2 minute read)

As the conflict continues to unfold in Ukraine, new revelations are being brought to the attention of mainstream Americans. One of the most arresting stories to emerge is the presence of biolaboratories in Ukraine; with funding from American taxpayers.

On March 11, 2022, the United Nations held an emergency meeting, at which the Russian ambassador alleged the US was funding bioterrorism technology. According to the diplomat, a critical aspect of the military aggression is the destruction of these labs and pathogens.

The mockingbird media was quick to “fact-check” these claims, running repetitious headlines citing “Russian propaganda.” However, the narrative painted by the outlets is bordering on the absurd. Jennifer Griffin of Fox News claims the biolabs in question are remaining from the Soviet era, and the US involvement since 2005 is simply to dispose of any lethal organisms; as if it takes 17 years to clean up a biolab.

Pentagon Press Secretary, John Kirby, the same man who pedaled actual misinformation, assured Americans that the existence of US bioweapons in Ukraine was “a bunch of malarkey” of Russian origin. However, deleted web pages expose efforts of a young senator named Barack Obama to broker a deal opening a bioweapons facility in Ukraine, handling “especially dangerous pathogens.”

Despite the admitted entanglement, some news bureaus went so far as to outright lie, claiming the biolabs were “non-existent.”

In the context of a world where US bureaucrats fabricate falsehoods about unethical research in Chinese laboratories, the approach ought to be a healthy level of skepticism and critical analysis.