Russia invokes Biological Weapons Convention treaty, calls on UN Security Council to investigate US biolabs in Ukraine
Russia is asking the United Nations (UN) to open a probe into United States-backed biological weapons research activities in Ukraine
Since the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine in late February, Moscow has asserted that the American-run biological research laboratories in Ukraine were engaged in biological warfare. Both the U.S. and Ukraine have denied these claims. (Related: Russian senator says state has proof Pentagon-run biolabs in Ukraine are military in nature
According to a draft resolution circulated to UN Security Council members on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Russia is invoking Article VI of the Biological Weapons Convention, alleging that banned biological activities are taking place in Ukraine
Russia is asking the Security Council to establish a commission to investigate its claims, which include concerns that Ukraine is working with the United States in biolabs to develop biological weapons.
The draft resolution authorizes the Security Council to set up a commission consisting of its 15 members – the 10 non-permanent members and the five permanent ones, which include both Russia and the United States.
Once the commission is established, it would investigate all of Russia's claims thoroughly and report to the council its findings on Nov. 30. This report would then be publicized to members of the Biological Weapons Convention at a review conference scheduled to be held from Nov. 28 to Dec. 16 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya, who presented Moscow's demand for the creation of an investigative committee to the Security Council, provided some 300 pages of data proving the existence of biological weapons research laboratories in Ukraine and Kyiv's collaboration with Washington
in these labs.
Nebenzya claimed that they have obtained more evidence shedding light on "the true nature of military biological activities of the U.S. and Ukraine on the Ukrainian territory," and all of this evidence has been presented to the Security Council.
"The data analysis gives evidence of non-compliance by the American and Ukrainian sides with the [Biological Weapons Convention] provisions," said Nebenzya.
Washington, Kyiv deny bioweapons and biolabs claims
Both Washington and Kyiv have repeatedly ignored or otherwise resisted Russia's attempts to investigate the existence and nature of the biological research laboratories in Ukraine. Nebenzya explained that neither nation has provided any necessary explanation for their refusal to answer Russian questions, "nor have they taken immediate measures to remedy the situation."
Both Ukraine and the U.S. have dismissed all of Russia's bioweapons and biolabs claims as disinformation and conspiracy. Washington claimed that, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has "worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine's biological safety, security and disease surveillance for both human and animal health" by providing support to nearly 50 Ukrainian laboratories and other facilities.
Washington's support for Ukrainian biological facilities allegedly focused on "improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation."
Russia noted that in late August and early September, it called a formal meeting of all 197 state parties to the Biological Weapons Convention to discuss the activities at the biological laboratories in Ukraine.
Only 89 state parties to the convention sent representatives. Thirty-five of these states either outright dismissed Russian claims or expressed support for the kind of work the U.S. and Ukraine were conducting on Ukrainian soil.
Russia's final report of that meeting noted that "it was not possible to reach consensus on the questions we raised." Only seven nations – Belarus, China, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela – expressed support for Russia.
The questions raised in the meeting, according to Nebenzya, "remain open and require resolution." This is why Russia is invoking Article VI of the convention. It gives state parties the right to request that the Security Council investigate these alleged violations of the international treaty.
Nebenzya's resolution noted that Article VI of the convention requires all involved state parties "to cooperate in carrying out any investigation which the Security Council may initiate."
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