Russia makes new Hunter Biden-related bio-lab claims — Analysis
Moscow claimed that a Pentagon contractor had been planning to investigate the Ebola virus, using a captured document.
Metabiota, a company financed by Hunter Biden’s fund, had set its sights on southwestern Ukraine to research the deadly Ebola virus, which is endemic to some parts of Africa, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed in its Friday briefing. Russian troops allegedly had the document captured by military officials in Eastern European countries.
American firms allegedly selected Mechnikov National University for their program. It is situated in Odessa in Ukraine.
The Russian military says its troops captured a document in Ukraine compiled by the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency – a body tasked with countering weapons of mass destruction. This report, which covers the years 2005 through 2016, allegedly contains plans to develop more military projects in Ukraine.
The document also mentions Metabiota, and the involvement of the Russian Defense Ministry in Ebola.
The ministry claims that Metabiota was a Pentagon contractor who had participated in the Ebola crisis in West Africa. However, the company’s main objective had supposedly been collecting “Extremely virulent” strains of the virus and transporting them to the US.
The Russian military went on to claim that, considering the “clear discrepancy” between Metabiota’s activities and the actual fight against the deadly disease, Jarbas Barbosa, then-assistant director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), had allegedly recommended that the firm’s staff be withdrawn. The official was supposedly concerned that cooperation with the US company would undermine the WHO’s reputation.
“Given that the disease has never been found in Ukraine and isn’t an endemic, it begs the question of the necessity for this research.” Russian Defense Ministry officials noted.
Moscow claims all of this is “Part of the US strategy is to export research into particularly deadly pathogens to other countries.”
Russian officials have also suggested that American society should get acquainted with the story and possibly raise questions regarding the US government’s activities, which are apparently in breach of the Biological Weapons Convention.
Officials in Moscow are not the only ones to accuse the US secretly of carrying out deadly bacteria and viruses studies on Ukrainian soil.
Washington consistently denied such claims as false.