The Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform - For Life Party and MP Viktor Medvedchuk believes that the activities of foreign bacteriological laboratories in Ukraine should be transparent. He stated this on the air of Prime talk show that was broadcasted on 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Today we ask the question: show us what they are doing, how dangerous it is and it affects the national interests of Ukraine. The information available about other laboratories raises many questions. These are laboratories that have been opened in the former Soviet republics, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. We want to know what they are doing there," he said.
The politician stressed that some cases of these laboratories had caused mass infections in previous years with diseases that are atypical for Ukraine, and this had also not been fully investigated.
"How do we know what these laboratories are doing and why they are doing it here? Moreover, they study the genotype of Ukrainian citizens living in different regions of our country. What is the purpose of this? In order to preserve their health? In order to arm them with means of protection against dangerous diseases? Or based on the calculation of how the bodies of our people who live in the south, east, west, center of Ukraine can be influenced by one or another means that continue to be a means of biological and bacteriological research? Why has the United States been slowing down the negotiation on the Biological Weapons Convention for the past 20 years? Why are these negotiations not being held? So, is there any interest, is there any purpose? Moreover, we are talking about people's lives, we are talking about people's health, but there are also economic issues. And if these studies, let's say, conditionally, are conducted for the purpose of economic sabotage, for example, in order to infect the livestock or other areas, will it be used as a means of combating economic competition? Whether it is in Ukraine, or it is just being developed in Ukraine and we should be talking about neighboring countries. Why should Ukraine turn a blind eye to this? Why Ukraine has no right to look, we mean the authorities, and check what is being done there, and how dangerous it can be? No responses, just an unwillingness to answer,” the MP noted.
Medvedchuk also said that the Opposition Platform - For Life party had already made several requests and would continue doing so.
"We are doing it because we believe that this situation should become transparent. We believe that if someone considers that there is nothing that might threaten the life and health of our people, our economy, then it must be shown and demonstrated. So far there is no such desire, as long as there is a course of action against us, that is, against the party as a whole, and against me and Mr. Kuzmin, because the Americans probably understand well what they are hiding. They are hiding something that, apparently, cannot be done in the United States, because the law forbids it. That is why this topic, we believe, can pose a threat to the national security of our country, and we need to put all the things right," he added.