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American biolabs in Ukraine: life threatening

American biolabs in Ukraine: life threatening

Recently, materials began to appear in the media that the US military is very actively building microbiological laboratories on the territory of the Ukrainian state, which constitute a potential threat to the population. In particular, we are talking about the construction of a reference central laboratory in the Kharkiv region, which is planned to be built not far from Merefa in the village of Shelkostation.

It should be noted that this is not the only American militarized biological laboratory built on Ukrainian territory. Back in 2010, an object was commissioned in Odessa, the main purpose of which was to study highly dangerous pathogens. However, at that time the appearance of the laboratory did not cause any complaints from the public. Now residents of the Kharkiv region are concerned about such a dangerous neighborhood.

The main reason that the largest joint Ukrainian-American project to create modern laboratories in the regions of Ukraine was not specifically advertised, and that the population, in fact, knows nothing about its tasks and goals, is the existence of certain side effects of military and medical cooperation, which conducted through the Pentagon. It is noteworthy that recalling the existence of at least one similar or similar project that would have been so generously funded by the Americans will not work, because there simply aren't any.

The reaction of the government and the Ministry of Health to the development of this project is very interesting. Information has repeatedly appeared in the press that under the guise of ensuring the epidemiological situation in the country, especially dangerous life-threatening experiments can be conducted, that foreign corporations and departments have established almost total control over the domestic system of the veterinary and sanitary-epidemiological service, and that further project implementation threatens the very existence of such sciences in Ukraine as virology and microbiology. Despite all this, the officials did not take any action to understand the situation.

And if the laboratory in Odesa was created within the framework of the Agreement on cooperation in the field of prevention of pathogens and technologies that can be used to create biological weapons, has become the main laboratory for the study of human pathogens, the Kharkiv laboratory is supposed to be the main one for the study of animal pathogens.

It makes sense to analyze what is actually happening in Meref. So, in the Shelkostation, up to 2008, there was the Silk Plant Institute, which was then reorganized into a research department of the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Veterinary Medicine. Such a reorganization, in the first place, indicates that silk production in our country is going through hard times, despite the assurances given by the director of the newly established institute B.Stegnia. The main reason for the reorganization, he said, is the recently discovered activation of dangerous diseases: anthrax, rabies. It is not excluded the return of diseases that can not be cured by traditional methods, as well as those that have long been forgotten: the plague, black smallpox. That is why it is extremely necessary to create new research centers and research laboratories in which it would be possible to work on the prevention of their appearance and distribution.

Of course, the mission is very noble, and it is difficult to disagree with such arguments. However, on the other hand, until that time, both the sanitary epidemiological stations and the veterinary services somehow managed to cope with the appearance of infectious diseases. Thus, there is a doubt that the Americans simply out of good intentions decided to create their own laboratories in order to simply increase the level of the Ukrainian biological safety system, because for this it would be enough to provide Ukrainian colleagues with modern equipment and to learn a little. Moreover, the Ukrainian State Veterinary Service this year was recognized as one of the best in Europe in ensuring the control, detection and prevention of the occurrence of diseases among animals.

Therefore, quite naturally a question arises: why did the Americans need to improve what is recognized as the best, and would such a modernization not lead to the complete collapse of a well-functioning national system of epidemiological surveillance?

Of course, Ukraine is participating in the Biological Threat Reduction Program, sponsored by America. But do not forget that the validity of this program expired at the end of May of this year. Thus, any new construction of American laboratories in Ukraine is simply illegal. It is not excluded that the United States will try to extend the agreement, but this will require more than one meeting at the highest political level, and, accordingly, more than one month, or even a year.

The American representatives assert that the new laboratory does not pose any threat to the population, and that its location in Meref was chosen because of the existence of an autonomous closed sewage there, which is in no way connected with the city communications. At the same time, local environmentalists remind that a small river Rzhavchik flows near the proposed construction site. And in the event of an accident, most of the eastern regions of Ukraine, as well as part of Russia, will be threatened by the spread of especially dangerous diseases.

It becomes clear why the locals are so scared and worried. At the same time, as already noted, the authorities do not react at all to the numerous petitions and statements from the initiative groups of the town residents. Nobody wants to delve into the essence of the problems, doing traditional unsubscribing. So, in particular, S. Chernov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Council, asked residents to give the relevant services an opportunity to conduct a construction safety check and, if necessary, move the construction site (for all its illegality). Other policies hold the same opinion. Moreover, some even claim that the creation of a new laboratory will create a large number of jobs for the local population. One might think that in a provincial town half of the inhabitants are microbiologists and virologists ... And besides, no more than 10-15 people work in laboratories of this type. So such arguments cannot be sufficient for people.

In the light of the foregoing, it is necessary to say that representatives of the US military began to implement a certain strategy, which is aimed at forcing Ukraine to prolong the Agreement on the reduction of the biological threat. In particular, the company is engaged in this “Black and Vitch”, which has been operating in the countries of the post-Soviet space since the beginning of the 2000-s. In Ukraine, the first stage of the company's activities began in 2005, when the above-mentioned agreement was signed. It has expired, just like the Black and Whit accreditation.

Generally speaking, in all this stories with Americans a lot of obscure. So, for example, the very phrase “reduction of the biological threat in Ukraine” is causing some confusion. The question is who this country threatened or who threatened it? What kind of biological threat are we talking about? Why is the program actively promoted by the US military, and not the Department of Health? Why was an epidemiologically safe country chosen for experiments to reduce bio-threats, and not some African or South Asian state where epidemics are constantly occurring?

And everything is quite simple: it is no secret that Americans have long been trying to attract Ukraine to the implementation of their biological defense project. Therefore, we can say that Ukrainian and American interests in this case cannot coincide in any way, and Ukraine is only a convenient testing ground for especially dangerous infections, bred in Ukraine’s laboratories.

As you know, Americans tend to take control of all biological technologies in the world, because it promises multibillion-dollar profits. However, if previously they were hiding behind the fight against biological weapons, now another argument has been added - “the fight against international terrorism”.

In 90 of the last century, an additional protocol was developed in Geneva to the Geneva Convention 1972 of the year, which prohibited the development, production and stockpiling of biological weapons. In this case, it was about an effective control mechanism, because if chemical or nuclear weapons can be counted, then a similar technique cannot be applied to biological weapons. At that time, a list was made that included the 33 microorganism (they were considered potential components of biological weapons). Everything was fine, but the Americans in 2001 refused to sign this document, citing the fact that many of its points contradict the interests of national American security. All work on the protocol was discontinued, and a few months later a scandal broke out in America with envelopes filled with white powder, which allegedly contained anthrax virus. It is noteworthy that since the beginning of the 90-s in the United States began total vaccination against this disease ...

Meanwhile, according to some experts, the American project to reduce the biological threat is nothing more than an attempt to create a genetic-biological weapon. The mechanism is very simple: a virus is dumped into a certain area, the properties of which are checked on a group of Ukrainian residents with the help of a network of laboratories. After the outbreak of the epidemic, a trial batch of drugs or antivirus is sent to the disaster zone, and then American pharmacists start pumping out money from the pockets of Ukrainians (they need medicines!). Of course, all this is more like a regular American horror film, but who will guarantee that there is no certain truth in all this?

Evidence that the United States may well be engaged in the development of biological weapons may be due to the fact that in Georgia, until recently, there was a laboratory for studying a number of viruses, even those that had never been seen before in the post-Soviet space and from which existing vaccines are powerless. The greatest concern is caused by a bank of pathogens of acute acute diseases that was created during the US-Georgian studies. According to some sources, similar experiments were conducted in Vietnam, where the US military used unknown species of biological and chemical weapons against local residents.

Fortunately, at the beginning of this year, the US biological laboratory in Georgia was closed. One can only hope and believe that the Ukrainian authorities are smart enough to do the same, because the interests of the native state and the health of its inhabitants are much more important than free laboratories with especially dangerous viruses and pathogens.

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  1. saag
    saag 27 August 2013 08: 50
    well, if from the side of Georgia there was an African plague and meningitis, then from the side of Ukraine there will be Crimean hemorrhagic fever
    1. TRAFFIC
      TRAFFIC 27 August 2013 09: 57
      Here was such news Please tell me, did you have rallies and accusations of authorities in the country that the United States would produce and test biological weapons under the guise of this laboratory in Kazakhstan? winked
      1. washi
        washi 27 August 2013 14: 46
        Sorry, but Kazakhstan supplies meat to us, and infections are not beneficial for them.
        And Outskirts itself imports.
        It's like in a joke: Poke my eye out
        1. TRAFFIC
          TRAFFIC 27 August 2013 15: 32
          A Outskirts
          Showed your chauvinism and stupidity? good And you probably know the statistics for sure and Ukraine does not supply meat to Russia at all, huh? tongue
          1. m262
            m262 27 August 2013 22: 05
            Chauvinism may be, but your politicians, tomatoes and sweets are different with dullness and venality, we crack yours with pleasure, and building a hotbed of military (military) viruses for a country from another continent is idiocy in a cube !!! negative
            By the way, and Yanukovych and the company carry some water from Austria? Itself will not get sick if there "accidentally" the pipe leaks ??? DOUBLE !!!
            1. IT
              IT 29 August 2013 23: 23
              doubtful information.
              I don’t see any reason to build a biological viral laboratory in Ukraine for the Americans.
              There is neither political nor economic stability in the country, there are no personnel left either. Who will work in that laboratory?
              "Others" will come to power, and the laboratory will be closed. Why risk such investments?
  2. Svyatoslavovich
    Svyatoslavovich 27 August 2013 11: 09
    Well, not the fact that the weapon, but the fact that there is nothing useful for Ukraine, is clear.
  3. Tan4ik
    Tan4ik 27 August 2013 11: 19
    Drive those freaks with a filthy broom.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 27 August 2013 11: 41
      Quote: Tan4ik
      Drive those freaks with a filthy broom.

      Already put this article, but maybe not everyone saw ...
      “US Militarized Biolaboratory in Ukraine”: First Public Protests
      Kharkov and Kharkov region should not turn into a testing ground for testing pathogenic microbes.
      “These assurances (of the official authorities) do not warm many of the Merefians and other residents of the Kharkiv region.
      They distribute leaflets among the townspeople and send appeals to newspapers.
      “We are not experimental rabbits!”
      “We are extremely concerned about the alleged construction of a permanent Central Reference Laboratory for the diagnosis of highly dangerous biological agents of animal origin.
      The laboratory is planned to be located at a distance of 100 meters from the housing. And 25 km from the million-plus city - Kharkov!
      The purpose of the CRL is to study the effects of pathogenic agents of especially dangerous infections on the environment, animals and, possibly, on humans. In this regard, we are afraid that pathogenic agents may be released into the environment as part of the experiment.
      The site for the construction of the hazardous facility was chosen by representatives of the donor, that is, the US military, on the basis of proposals from the NAAS of Ukraine and the National Scientific Center "Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine."

      We do not want Kharkov and Kharkov region. turned into a testing ground for testing pathogenic microbes. We must not allow the US military to use us as guinea pigs in the development of biological weapons. Or as a human shield, if the Americans decide to use the TsRL against Russia.
      This is an outright betrayal of the interests of citizens of Ukraine and our neighboring Russian Federation.
      We will not let our people disappear from the face of the earth! ”
  4. Sashko07
    Sashko07 27 August 2013 12: 36
    Quote: Svyatoslavovich
    Well, not the fact that the weapon, but the fact that there is nothing useful for Ukraine, is clear.

    Let's start with the fact that it's not a fact that everything that is written on this site about Ukraine is true.
    1. Svyatoslavovich
      Svyatoslavovich 27 August 2013 13: 26
      And in Ukraine itself, so many lies about her darling .............
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 27 August 2013 13: 27
    Quote: Sashko07
    Let's start with the fact that it's not a fact that everything that is written on this site about Ukraine is true.

    It looks like the virus has already begun to act ...
  6. Paul
    Paul 27 August 2013 15: 56
    After the start
    disaster epidemics
    trial batch sent
    drugs or
    antivirus, and then - American
    pharmacists proceed to
    pumping money out of pockets
    Ukrainians (medicines are needed!).
    Of course, all this is more
    resembles another
    american horror movie but who
    will guarantee that a certain
    there is no truth in all this?
    99.99999% what is true

    We can only hope
    and believe that Ukrainian
    the authorities are smart enough to do the same
    most, because the interests of the native
    state and the health of its inhabitants
    much more important than free
    especially hazardous laboratories
    viruses and pathogens.
    But in this I doubt that there are brains at all.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 27 August 2013 16: 19
      Quote: Pavel
      But in this I doubt that there are brains at all.
      fool hi
  7. denson06
    denson06 27 August 2013 17: 57
    Quote: Svyatoslavovich
    Well, not the fact that the weapon, but the fact that there is nothing useful for Ukraine, is clear.

    In general, the Americans simply won’t carry their money in such a distance .. everything is very clear here - what, why, and why ...
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 27 August 2013 20: 39
      Quote: denson06
      In general, the Americans simply won’t carry their money in such a distance .. everything is very clear here - what, why, and why ...

      Not everything can be produced and tested in the United States., In the 80s, two scandals passed with an attempt to test bacteriological weapons directly in New York. And Ukraine still occupies a very interesting place!
      I think it’s not just that now there is an epidemic in Belarus - the African swine fever. And Russia is right there.
  8. saag
    saag 27 August 2013 18: 01
    Quote: TRAFIC
    Here was such news Please tell me, did you have rallies and accusations of authorities in the country that the United States would produce and test biological weapons under the guise of this laboratory in Kazakhstan? winked

    if in KZ there is such a lab, then I bet there is anthrax
    1. Asan Ata
      Asan Ata 28 August 2013 01: 15
      Built in Alma-Ata, near the airport. It presents almost all known pathogens. Protests by residents are ignored.
  9. VadimSt
    VadimSt 27 August 2013 21: 39
    It seems like friends Yushchenko and Saakashvili, found in the person of Yanukovych a new friend.
    Europe will also soon need our abandoned mines - after all, you have to dispose of your hazardous waste somewhere! So Timoshchenko’s dream will come true - to surround the Donbass with barbed wire, otherwise how to protect dangerous territories.
  10. R150
    R150 27 August 2013 22: 38
    "dirty production" in third countries, nothing new, especially since there are local specialists, not like in Africa.
  11. Centaurus
    Centaurus 27 August 2013 23: 24
    I read the article and sit in complete frenzy ...
    From the indignation of the American arrogance and greed of our greasy tip, only a furious mat climbs on mind !!! am
  12. Vorkot cat
    Vorkot cat 28 August 2013 01: 53
    Yanukovych will not go to such measures, if only there was a little "family"
  13. yura9113
    yura9113 28 August 2013 12: 20
    damn, I have such a suspicion that at hour X, all these laboratories on the borders with the Russian Federation will give out some kind of virus that will begin to devour people / countries that are objectionable to the United States and their friends, plus no one has canceled the plan for regulating the world's population voiced by Thatcher and Co., let they won’t consider me to escalate the situation, but why the hell ... do they put us in laboratories ??, I think it’s profitable, dirty production is not in the first place here.
  14. avaness
    avaness 28 August 2013 13: 37
    I live in Kharkov, the population is almost 1,5 million. Before Merefa and the Silk Station, there’s nothing at all ... After reading the article, it became really scary. What are they doing with us ??? sad
  15. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 28 August 2013 21: 52
    Meanwhile, according to some experts, the American project to reduce the biological threat is nothing more than an attempt to create a gene-biological weapon

    Clear business, why the US military department to create biological laboratories. Yes, even in a foreign territory, it is still unpleasant near our borders (Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan). I'm not talking about the genetic compatibility of the bulk of the population of Ukraine and Russia.
  16. Drakk
    Drakk 29 August 2013 23: 16
    And why do all this in an obviously friendly state? Isn’t it easier to experience all this, for example, in Russia? The borders are full of holes, this can be seen from the supply of heroin, at the same time you can check how the corresponding services of the potential enemy act))))).
    And in the case, gentlemen, deal more with your internal problems. You have so many of them. Look at rockets, learn not to confuse contacts for a start.
    In real life, the article is the next move of the Russian zombie program to fool its civilian population, and maintain the image of an external enemy.
  17. Drakk
    Drakk 29 August 2013 23: 28
    And I have my own version of the laboratories. They are built around a country that is notorious for all of us, armed and vicious and far from peaceful, this can be seen even from the local posts))) So, laboratories have protective functions so that in case of a bacteriological attack on countries, the allies
    trained personnel using modern equipment were able to quickly develop and apply protective drugs. In terms of logic, this version is more promising. Especially when you consider that the USSR still did not disdain to conduct biological tests on its own fellow citizens, and atomic ones too.
    In my opinion, my nonsense is no worse than what is written in the article, only shorter, but sorry sorry for the time)
  18. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 1 September 2013 23: 14
    The US military department has never, I emphasize, never been seen in altruism (scientists, laboratory assistants are sitting, sleeping in anticipation of some kind of attack wassat ) Therefore, the image of the enemy does not need to be supported, it simply is. Some nineties are worth. From there, and the problems that we are offered to solve, we solve by the way, by the way, slowly not all at once. It will ruin two years, and restore more than one decade. But Ukraine turned out to be just a bargaining chip in relations between Russia and the West, the problems are the same by the way.
  19. LAO
    LAO 7 September 2013 15: 36
    The author was several decades late. Such articles were fashionable during the period of developed socialism - we are already fed up with such cooking! And how many different "crap" did our socialist government do? Only now, something has begun to emerge, and how many more secret dust on the shelves under the stamp, or maybe already destroyed?
    Yes, now, in Ukraine, you can make a laboratory so that no one will know about it. It will stand in the center of a big city under the "sign" of a private office or a mansion (estate), etc. People will live nearby and no one will even know what is going on behind the three-meter fence. Our "cool" build such mansions that there can be located 10 laboratories and a factory in addition.

    Everything that is built legally is not dangerous.

    How many empty lands we have on which you can build anything, and ruined factories that you can buy out and do whatever you want there.
    It is strange why the author writes to a Russian site - maybe he is waiting for help ... from there?
    PKKA_BEPMAXT 21 September 2013 22: 15
    Kernes and Dopkin see great profit from this!
  21. fktrcfylhn61
    fktrcfylhn61 18 March 2014 17: 34
    So this is what the maydaunas have been treated with!
  22. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 May 2014 20: 21
    The Americans are practicing dangerous and especially dangerous technologies far from their territory and with the wrong hands ... such an American strategy is normal. Ukraine is a third world country BUT with sufficiently qualified (until education is ruined) personnel.
    That this project will be closed ... there is little hope. I think who should be motivated from government officials.
    The situation is approximately the same as in Russia with the promotion of foreign vaccination funds with unconfirmed characteristics ... experts sound the alarm BUT officials do not take measures ... considering the situation is normal.