North Korea accused USA this Sunday of manufacturing biological weapons in Ukraine, echoing an allegation of Russia ruled out by United Nations in March.
Washington “established many biological laboratories in dozens of countries and regions, including Ukraine, ignoring international treaties,” said the North Korean state agency KCNA on Sunday, citing what it claimed had been “detected” for Russia.
In March, Moscow accused Washington of financing research into the development of biological weapons in Ukraine, invaded by Russia for almost five months.
Moscow’s ally Pyongyang said in February that US foreign policy was the “root cause of the Ukrainian crisis”.
And this month it formally recognized the two pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, prompting Kyiv to cut diplomatic ties with Ukraine.
Washington and Kiev have denied the existence of laboratories that claim to manufacture such weapons in Ukraine. For the United States, the accusations are a sign that Russia may use these tactics on its own.
Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, also said in March that the The UN “was not aware of any biological weapons program in Ukraine”.
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