The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said during a meeting of the Security Council on October 27 that biological laboratories funded by the US Department of Defense allegedly operate in Ukraine.
According to him, by 2020 the number of Ukrainian laboratories involved in the work and financed by the Pentagon has reached 30, and they are located in a total of 14 settlements.
Representatives of other UN member states did not accept serious accusations from Russia. In particular, US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield called the meeting "a waste of time."
British spokeswoman Barbara Woodward called the accusation against Russia "nonsense" and "wild statements." Representatives of France and Norway, in turn, stressed that Russia is using the UN as a platform for disinformation.
At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation said that Russia had already convened the third meeting within the UN in order to "sow disinformation", and thus the Russian Federation "strangely celebrates the UN Public Information and Media Week."