Pyongyang accuses Washington of waging biological warfare in Ukraine

Pyongyang accuses Washington of waging biological warfare in Ukraine

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North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of building biological weapons in Ukraine, echoing an accusation already made by Russia and dismissed by the United Nations in March.< /p>

Washington has “installed numerous biological laboratories in dozens of countries and regions, including Ukraine, in defiance of international treaties”, North Korea's official KCNA news agency said, referring to elements “detected”. by Russia.

Pyongyang, an ally of Moscow, has also accused Washington of being “a vicious sponsor of biological terrorism throwing humanity into destruction” and of waging “bacterial warfare” during the Korean War in the 1950s. that Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow have repeatedly made in the past.

Washington has denied the allegations.

Moscow accused Washington in March of funding research into the development of biological weapons in Ukraine, invaded at the end of February by Russia which continues its offensive.

Washington and kyiv deny the existence of laboratories intended to produce such weapons in Ukraine. The United States fears that these allegations indicate an intention by Moscow to soon use such weapons in Ukraine.

Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, also said in March that the UN “was not aware of any biological weapons program in Ukraine”.

In February, Pyongyang said US policy was the “root cause of the Ukraine crisis”.

North Korea has officially recognized two self-proclaimed pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine.