The Russian Ministry of Defence have released disturbing claims that bio labs captured during the Russian offensive in Ukraine were working on Bat Coronaviruses along with other dangerous pathogens.
The Russians cited documents found at the facilities that they were also working on or planned to work on African Swine Fever Virus and Anthrax.
A spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defence, Igor Konashenkov said that “experiments with samples of bat coronavirus were being carried out in the bio-laboratories, created and funded in Ukraine, as documents show.”
More disturbing was claims from the Russian official that the U.S. intended to “work on bird, bat and reptile pathogens,” with plans to move on to research into whether those animals can “transmit African swine fever virus and anthrax.”
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Ned Price has responded to the allegations accusing Russia of “intentionally spreading outright lies.”