Pashinyan gave Russian experts access to American labs
MOSCOW, 9 sen — news. Russian experts were made in the laboratory of the United States in Armenia, which are engaged in the study of biological materials, said Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinian.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry stated that Moscow is concerned about the US military-biological field, in particular related to the medico-biological activity of the us military near Russia’s borders.
“Just 10-15 days ago in my personal order of the Russian specialists were admitted to these laboratories,” said Pashinyan in interview to the newspaper “Kommersant”. According to him, Russian experts, “never had access problems and will not be with the moment I became Prime Minister”.
“These laboratories are entirely under the control of Armenian authorities. We are ready to cooperation, and Russian experts have been there and made sure that there is nothing terrible in these laboratories. However, this laboratory is very good quality. I think it is very good that we have such quality laboratory. It can not be used against Russia. On the contrary, we invite Russian specialists and are ready to discuss the issue of joint use of these facilities. They have been there, and when you want more, there will be limits,” he added.
Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow believes that, despite all the assurances of the Americans to the contrary, medical and biological activities of the United States is in the interests of the Pentagon, not for humanitarian purposes, such as prevention, combating infectious diseases in the republics of the former Soviet Union.
At the meeting of the Council for development of civil society and human rights President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared that in Russia it is unclear what the purpose of collecting biological material of different ethnic groups. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that information on the collection of biological material of different ethnic groups by some emissaries and NGOs were the Russian special services.
Later the representative of the aviation training command (AETC) U.S. air force Beau Downey said that the Pentagon collects biomaterial to study the musculoskeletal system and that the choice of the Russians for these purposes was not intentional.