The European Union has no information about prohibited programs implemented in biological laboratories of Ukraine, said the official representative of the Foreign Policy Service of the European Union Peter Stano.

According to the Russian military, about 30 Ukrainian laboratories carried out orders from the U.S. Department of Defense. The presence of biological research facilities in Ukraine was confirmed by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. She noted that the United States is trying to prevent them from coming under the control of Russian troops.

“We are aware of the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense about the alleged destruction of biological agents in laboratories in Ukraine… We are not aware of any programs in Ukrainian laboratories that violate the Biological Weapons Convention (BTWC),” Stano said.

He stressed that the European Union doubts the statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said earlier that Russia considers it possible to launch a consultation mechanism under the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons (BTWC) against the background of U.S. military biological activities in Ukraine.

China also commented on information about U.S.-funded biological laboratories in Ukraine. The official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, appealed to the American side with a demand to explain the activities of biological militarization at home and abroad.