She told RT television channel that since 2013 the German government has been implementing its national biosecurity program, which includes a partnership with government agencies and research organizations in the target countries. Ukraine was included in the list of such countries in 2014, Zakharova warned.
She said that, according to public information from German authorities, the third phase of the program has been underway since 2020 and provides for the collection of sensitive epidemic information in third countries, even through the use of big data technologies.
It also includes the development of infrastructure in partner countries to work with dangerous biological agents, she explained.
Zakharova warned that the White House launched another propaganda campaign to try to thwart the evidence presented by Moscow on its link to military biolaboratory investigations in Ukraine.