Kennedy Jr. says U.S. created biolabs in Ukraine for weapons programs

The U.S. has created biological laboratories in Ukraine for the purpose of developing biological weapons for the Pentagon, claimed Robert Kennedy Jr., a Democratic candidate for the 2024 presidential election.

"Those bioweapons are using all kinds of new synthetic biology and CRISPR technology and genetic engineering techniques that were not available to a previous generation," Kennedy Jr. told conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson on the X social network.

"When the Patriot Act reopened the biolabs arms race in 2001, the Pentagon began putting a lot of money into bioweapons," he added. "But they were nervous at that time because if you violate the Geneva Convention, it's a hanging offense."

The U.S. has denied operating biowarfare labs in Ukraine.

Russia's defense ministry has previously released evidence it said pointed to a U.S.-financed military biological program being developed in Ukraine. It claimed that Ukrainian bio laboratories had urgently destroyed hazardous pathogens following Moscow's "special military operation" in February last year.

(Cover: Biohazard suits hang in a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, August 10, 2011. /CFP)

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