10 Mar 2022 15:25

Duma initiating parliamentary investigation into bio labs in Ukraine

MOSCOW. March 10 (Interfax) - The Russian State Duma will conduct a parliamentary investigation over the information on biological laboratories on the territory of Ukraine, State Duma Defense Committee head Andrei Kartapolov said.

"The State Duma speaker has ordered a parliamentary investigation, and we will find all necessary evidence that there is not only an infowar being waged against our country, but a biological war was really planned and conducted," Kartapolov told reporters in the Duma on Thursday.

Responding to a question from Interfax, Kartapolov said the investigation will be conducted jointly with the Defense Ministry and other relevant authorities.

"We will immediately publish all data that we will obtain during this investigation because one just can't keep silent about it," the parliamentarian said.

Timofei Bazhenov, a member of the State Duma Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Committee, assumed that traces of research remained in the laboratories in Ukraine and they could be analyzed.

"It's fairly hard to destroy a large amount of biologically hazardous material. These containers need to either be filled with acid or boiled under pressure, all these things take time. How did this destruction take place. These are all issues that representatives of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops need to find out," Bazhenov said.