The head of Russia’s Radioactive, Chemical and Biological Defense Troops, General Igor Kirilov, made statements to the press saying that the network of biological laboratories under the auspices of the United States Department of Defense carried out research on viruses that may be transmitted by mosquitoes, such as dengue fever.
Kirillov said that the only place in Cuba where no infection took place was at the US base in Guantanamo, because the troops received prior vaccination.
According to Kirillov, what happened in Cuba had clear signs of having been provoked, since the disease was not endemic in the Caribbean.
He explained in regards to this that the time for the spread of the outbreak, at the end of January, was chosen by virtue of the biological cycle of vector mosquitoes and was optimal for the subsequent development of the epidemic.
He stressed that the number of infected people in the Donbass territories has increased significantly since Washington began financing Ukrainian laboratories. Kirillov pointed out that the rate of tularemia infections in the region increased almost tenfold in 2015 and emphasized that such research constitutes violations of international law.
The officer denounced on April 14th that Washington has spent more than 350 million dollars on projects at the Ukraine Science and Technology Center in recent years, and clarified that the Department of State and the Department of Defense of the United States are the clients and sponsors of said institution, which also receives income from the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Departments of Agriculture, Health and Energy.