Putin: “NATO expansion will provoke response. US worked on biological weapons”

Russian President Vladimir Putin said NATO’s expansion into Sweden and Finland “poses no direct threat to us … but the expansion of military infrastructure in these territories will certainly provoke our response.” Putin, quoted by the Russian agency Tass, also denounced the discovery, during the “special operation in Ukraine”, of “documented evidence that testifies to the fact that biological weapons laboratories were created near our borders”. (WAR IN UKRAINE. THE SPECIAL – THE LIVE UPDATES – THE STORY OF THE ENVIESTS)

Putin: “US engaged in biological weapons development”

Putin, at the jubilee summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow, said the United States was developing biological weapons in Ukraine. According to the Russian president, US bio-laboratories in the post-Soviet space collect biological materials and study the specifics of the spread of dangerous diseases. “We have long ago raised the alarm on the biological activity of the United States in the post-Soviet space – said Putin -. As is well known, the Pentagon has created dozens of laboratories and specialized centers in our region. Their function is far removed. from providing medical assistance to the population “.

In the autumn, joint exercises of the CSTO countries

The Russian president also announced a series of joint CSTO exercises “to be held this autumn in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan”. “I am convinced – added Putin – that they will contribute to strengthening our reactivity in combat, improving coordination between the military structures of our states and strengthening peacekeeping in general”.