By Joe Hoft
Over the last day, the Gateway Pundit has published several informative articles related to the controversy surrounding a number of Ukrainian microbiological laboratories funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, see here, here, here, here and here.
Unfortunately, the facts concerning the laboratories in question have been obscured by propaganda from the United States, Russia, China and the European Union, as well as efforts by news organizations and individuals to either downplay or exaggerate those facts.
Bottom line up front – So far, there is no evidence that offensive biological weapons have been produced by U.S. government-funded laboratories in Ukraine.
According to deleted, but internet-archived U.S. Department of State documents, there are at least 11 microbiology laboratories in Ukraine for which the U.S. Department of Defense paid construction or renovation costs.
It is unclear if the U.S. government is paying for the operational costs of those eleven laboratories.
The documents published by Russia contained in a March 6, 2022 Tweet do not mention anthrax or plague as claimed, but call for the destruction of bacteria which cause common infectious diseases, none of which are considered biological weapons.
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