1. U.S. aid to Kiev in violation of BWC
According to Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the head of the Russian Armed Forces' Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Protection Troops, the laboratories in Lvov were conducting work with infectious agents of plague, anthrax, and brucellosis, while the labs in Kharkov and Poltava were working with infectious agents of diphtheria, salmonellosis, and dysentery. The aim was to produce highly dangerous infections in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention or BWC (the USA and Ukraine are parties to it).
A network comprised of nearly 30 biological laboratories was formed in Ukraine (see map, slide 2), with the activities conducted in these labs being commissioned by the U.S. Pentagon, Russia's Defense Ministry has announced. Four of them operated in the outskirts of Kiev and inside the Ukrainian capital, three in Lvov, and others in large cities like Kharkov, Odessa, Vinnitsa, Ternopol, Nikolaev, Poltava, Uzhgorod, etc.
2. Ukrainian Armed Forces still block free exodus of civilians
Russia registered some 2 million appeals for evacuation assistance in the span of the last two days. However, for the last three successive days Kiev rejected all Moscow’s proposals to establish humanitarian corridors: Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk called the offer “absurd and unacceptable”, because Kiev is eager to divert their movement to the West. Russia believes that the refugees have their own exclusive right to choose freely where to go.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the EU to put pressure on Ukrainian authorities to “respect humanitarian law” following three failed attempts to evacuate civilians from the country during March 5-7, 2022. No response from the EU by 15:00 Moscow time.
Russia once again ensured safe passage for civilians wishing to leave Kiev, Chernigov, Mariupol, Kharkov and Sumy on March, 8th guaranteed by its unilateral ceasefire.
Nearly 5.000 foreign citizens, including around 3.000 students, are still detained in Ukraine by Kiev. Moscow said it would be ready to give them a shelter in Russia and offer the students a chance to study in Russia.
3. The USA and NATO with the EU still dream to supply arms to Kiev
Last month, the USA authorized the shipment of $350 million in military aid to Ukraine, while the House of Representatives is currently trying to pass a whopping $10 billion aid package to the country. The EU decided to send $500 million (€450 million) in weaponry last week in an unprecedented step for its entire history, which has not previously supplied aid to a country at war. Such assistance will prolong the conflict.
Germany, too, who suffered from Nazi in 1939-1945 reversed its policies on not shipping weapons to conflict zones. Pure memory. And a violation of the 1993 OSCE decision.
4. Military operation “Free Ukraine” is underway
Over the past 24 hours, bomber and attack aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 158 military facilities on the territory of Ukraine. On March 7th, high-precision long-range weapons disabled the airfield of the Air Force of Ukraine in Ozernoe near Zhytomyr. Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down 2 MiG-29s and 1 Su-27 of the Ukrainian Air Force in the air. Also disabled were: two Ukrainian batteries of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, 3 Buk M-1 self-propelled mounts, 4 command posts, 2 radar stations, 9 ammunition depots and 11 areas of concentration of equipment and military hardware.
From February 24th, 2022 totally 2,482 military facilities of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
Among them: 87 command posts and communication centers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 124 BMD S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa AAD systems, as well as 79 radar stations. Destroyed were: 866 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 91 multiple rocket launch systems, 317 field artillery and mortars, 634 units of special military vehicles, 81 unmanned aerial vehicles.
Nearly 25 percent of the Ukrainian territory has been liberated from ultra-nationalists.
Written by Vladimir P. Kozin