- Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 14 of their own servicemen who surrendered at one of the lines of contact, where Russian servicemen were also injured. "Here is what was reported yesterday [April 4]: at one of the lines of contact, 14 people – Ukrainian servicemen – surrendered. Fourteen! But it was too late at night, and a few of our military stayed there with them. They didn’t even guard them, so that later in the morning the soldiers could be taken out of the combat zone. The enemy fired three hundred shells on that one spot! Destroyed all their soldiers," Putin said on April 5 at a meeting with the acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin. "Unfortunately, our guys were also injured," the president added.
He stressed that in Ukraine, Russia was dealing with an extremely brutal regime that spared neither Russians nor its own. "Unfortunately, we are in fact dealing with a regime that is most brutal not only towards our citizens, but also towards its own," Putin said. "They behave in an extremely cynical and cruel way," he repeated. "Our goal is to push them [Ukrainian troops] away to such a distance so that they cannot cause us any harm," the Russian Head of State explained.
- During the meeting with Acting Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin on April 6, the latter informed President Putin that the main task on the agenda now is related to shelling that has been discussed at their last meeting when he asked the President to bolster air defence and counter-battery activity against the enemy. Denis Pushilin informed that such measure has been achieved and that shelling has almost halved, according to the statistics that Republic possesses.
- Ukraine has been trying to disrupt Russian civilian comsats or communication satellites, Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow said on April 5, adding that unspecified foreign states were aiding Kiev in the effort. “The Kiev regime, with the participation of specialists from a number of foreign states, is attempting to interfere with Russian civilian communication satellites. This is an outrageous violation of international law,” the MFA said, warning that Moscow was in its full right to “respond appropriately” and possesses all the “necessary capabilities” to do so.
- The Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the Russian Federation continues to analyze the military biological activities of the USA and its allies in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world.
On April 7 the MoD named more persons related to the Pentagon biological research establishments. They include:
- Eliot Jacobs Pearlman, the head of International HIV/AIDS and TB Institute (NGO), Kiev, he was directly involved in the establishment of the laboratory facilities for the implementation of military biological research in Ukraine.
- Gregory Glass, a professor emeritus at the Emerging Pathogens Institute, Florida State University. He was involved in studying the tularaemia pathogen in Ukraine. He was involved in the UP-8 project (Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus and hantavirus dissemination in Ukraine).
- Andrew Pekosz, an American microbiologist and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was involved as one of the lead consultants for the UP-2 Project (Application of geo-information systems, remote surveillance and laboratory diagnosis for the detection of tularaemia and anthrax in humans and animals in Ukraine).
Ukrainian nationals are among the perpetrators of US military-biological projects:
- Natalia Rodina is the deputy director general of the Kiev Regional Laboratory Centre of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and a former employee of the U.S. company Black & Veatch. Since 2020, she has been advisor to the Commander of the AFU Medical Forces on laboratory and diagnostic activities.
- Yelena Nesterova is the Director of the Ukrainian Institute for Public Health Research She coordinated the activities of Labyrinth Global Health and liaised between Ukrainian government agencies and Metabiota.
Fleeing from responsibility for their involvement in bioweapons projects, many of the individuals involved left Ukraine.
Through the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), work is carried out on two fronts: collecting data on the location of staff already experienced in so-called 'Ukrainian projects' and searching for new specialists in the field of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) development.
The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DITRA) is using the capabilities of biologists not only from Ukraine, but also from the Central Asian and Transcaucasian states to carry out its tasks. The US administration has work in this area scheduled to last at least until 2025.
In order to stop any leaks, the U.S. administration is taking immediate action to locate and retrieve material on the Pentagon's illegal activities.
The Russian MoD has already noted contradictory statements by U.S. political elites about the cessation of Pentagon work in biolaboratories in Ukraine.
Take note of the minutes from the 20 October 2022 meeting of a working group of U.S. and Ukrainian specialists on ideas for a Biological Threat Reduction Plan in Ukraine, chaired by DITRA officials. According to the document, despite a forced pause due to the special military operation, activities under the Program have now resumed. The main objectives at this stage are to continue the construction of biolaboratories in Ukraine and to expand the format of training for Ukrainian biologists.
The Russian MoD revelations about the Pentagon's bioweapons activities have forced Washington to make efforts to conceal the true nature of the work being done. Thus, it was decided to change the name of the Joint Biological Research program, which is actually aimed at developing biological weapons components. The program has been renamed Biosurveillance Research, as indicated in the minutes. According to the document, the military department intends to continue research on dangerous pathogens, collect biological material, and send it to the United States.
The Pentagon's plans to continue dual-use research on Ukrainian biomaterial and elsewhere in the world, with a change of program name, are the result of an 'unclear' response from the international community due to the fear of a number of countries to go into confrontation with the U.S. authorities.
Moving the most dangerous research outside national territory is part of the United States' biosecurity strategy. The placement of bio-objects in third countries does not take into account the interests of local populations and poses a serious threat to entire regions.
In addition, reports indicate that United States leadership continues to involve non-government agencies not directly related to public health in biomedical programs, diverting attention away from their primary beneficiary, the Pentagon.
- Renat Karchaa, advisor to the head of Rosenergoatom Co, described another provocation by the Kiev regime that sent a Polish-made drone named Warmate fitted with high explosive directly to Zaporozhye NPP or ZNPP on April 5.
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