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3/18, 4:06 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US slams Russia's claims of laboratories in Ukraine

United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield dismissed on Friday Russia's claims about a number of laboratories Ukraine runs with Washington's help to develop biological weapons as false and an attempt to hide what it itself is doing.

"In fact, it is Russia that has long maintained a biological weapons program in violation of international law. It is Russia that has a well-documented history of using chemical weapons. It is Russia who is the aggressor here," she told reporters before an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC). "It was Russian operatives who poisoned Aleksey Navalny and Sergey and Yulia Skripal with nerve agents."

Earlier this week, Russia called for an extraordinary meeting of the UNSC on the matter of the biolaboratories the US allegedly runs on Ukraine's territory.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR