United Nations, Mar 10 (EFE).- Russia on Thursday requested an extraordinary meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss its claims of “military biological activities” of the United States in Ukraine.
The UNSC, which had no scheduled activity on Friday, was summoned extraordinarily to meet at 10 am (15:00 GMT) Friday with this single item on the agenda.
“Russian Mission asked for a meeting of Security Council for 11 March to discuss the military biological activities of the US on the territory of Ukraine,” Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy wrote on Twitter.
On its Twitter account, the Russian mission to the UN said that they have “results of the analysis of documents related to the military biological activities of the United States on the territory of Ukraine,” and supported it with a series of studies on changes in behavior of birds and other animals in that country.
Ukranian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter that “the manic obsession with which various Russian officials fantasize about non-existent biological or chemical weapons or hazards in Ukraine is deeply troubling and may actually point at Russia preparing another horrific false flag operation. This tweet is for the record.”
The urgent convening of the UNSC comes amid accusations between Russia and the US of using biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine.
In recent days, the Russian government has claimed that it has discovered evidence in Ukraine of the “emergency destruction” of alleged US biological weapons laboratories.
Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed that on Feb. 24 employees of these laboratories allegedly reported the destruction of pathogens such as plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly diseases.
On Wednesday the UN said that it has no record of the existence of illegal chemical and biological weapons programs in Ukraine, and White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the accusations “preposterous.”
Psaki warned that Russia may be planning to use its accusations as a false-flag operation to itself use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine.
On Thursday Psaki added that Russia has “a large biological and chemical weapons program” and a history of “inventing outright lies.” EFE