(Slay News) – The Department of Defense has finally come clean and admitted that the United States military is funding 46 biolabs in Ukraine.
The Pentagon admitted to the U.S.-funded labs in a public statement this week.
The move comes after months of denials from Democrats and President Joe Biden’s administration regarding the existence of the biolabs.
The Pentagon said in an official statement:
The United States has also worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health, providing support to 46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades.
The collaborative programs have focused on improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.
In March, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) attacked former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for suggesting the US was funding biolabs in Ukraine.
Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 13, 2022
Romney accused Gabbard of spreading “treasonous lies” for simply talking about the US-funded biolabs in Ukraine.
He was responding to Gabbard raising concerns about the biolabs in Ukraine.
“There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release and spread deadly pathogens to US/world,” Gabbard said.
“We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured and pathogens destroyed,” she added.
There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world. We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured & pathogens destroyed pic.twitter.com/dhDTH5smIG
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 13, 2022
Tulsi Gabbard made her statement based on testimony from the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs in Eurasia, Victoria Nuland.
Victoria Nuland admitted during testimony before a US Senate committee the existence of biological research labs in Ukraine.
Less than 24 hours later, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that reports of biolabs in Ukraine were fake news propagated by Russia.