A.K. Lukashevich, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE, at the OSCE Permanent Council Meeting on Biological Programmes and US Activities in Ukraine, Vienna, 19 May 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022 — Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation


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Mr. Chairman,

In the course of the special operation in Ukraine, newly documented evidence has been discovered that for several years components of biological weapons have in fact been created in the immediate vicinity of the Russian borders – in violation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. At the Permanent Council meeting on 22 April, we already touched on the topic of US military biological research in Ukraine. We spoke about specific projects involving human experimentation. Today we want to draw attention to new circumstances that have emerged confirming the imminent threats posed to international security by such activities.

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Key Russian lawmaker reveals illicit Ebola, smallpox research at US-run Ukraine biolabs

Friday, 20 May 2022 — TASS

According to the legislator, the information obtained indicates “aggressive goal-setting that underpins the foundation of these programs, de facto implemented by US Department of Defense on Ukrainian soil”
Russian State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASSRussian State Duma Deputy Speaker Irina Yarovaya © Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS

MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. The US researched Ebola and smallpox viruses in Ukraine, says Irina Yarovaya, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Investigation of US Biological Laboratories in Ukraine.

“Today, we presented an analysis of which pathogens the US was particularly interested in in Ukraine,” she told reporters Friday. “Aside from the pathogens that are territorially bound to Ukraine, [the laboratories] researched viruses and pathogens that are endemically very far from Ukraine, such as Ebola and smallpox.”

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Twitter To Ramp Up Censorship Of ‘Misinformation’ About The Ukraine War

Friday, 20 May 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

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Twitter has published what it calls a “crisis misinformation policy” announcing that it will be actively reducing the visibility of content found to be false which pertains to “situations of armed conflict, public health emergencies, and large-scale natural disasters.”

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South Africa: Let them have a ridiculously large luminous flag

Friday, 20 May 2022 — New Frame

The ANC is so out of touch with reality that it is now firmly ensconced in the realm of farce. The need for credible alternatives could hardly be more urgent.

The ANC has destroyed or severely damaged the post office, the national airline, the railways, the electricity system and some of our most crucial hospitals. It was recently announced that the deterioration of the country’s network of weather stations has reached a critical point. Many public buildings, as well as other infrastructure, have been abandoned and then taken apart, sometimes brick by brick, by people who have no stake in the established order – such as it is – and take what they can, when they can, to get by.

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‘There Is No Way To Fool Physics’: Climate Breakdown And State-Corporate Madness

Friday, 20 May 2022 — Media Lens

In the terrifying opening to his 2020 novel, ‘The Ministry for the Future’, Kim Stanley Robinson depicts an intense heatwave in India. In an ‘ordinary town’ in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, people are struggling to cope with unbearable heat and humidity. It is the combination of the two, measured by the so-called ‘wet-bulb temperature’, that is potentially fatal. When it approaches the core body temperature of 36C, sweat cannot evaporate and humans can no longer cool themselves down. Dehydration rises to dangerous levels. Vital organs become seriously stressed, especially the heart. Unless the body temperature is reduced, death follows in a matter of hours.

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U.S. empire seeks to use Ukraine to destabilize Eurasia, in the model of how it destroyed Yugoslavia

Friday, 20 May 2022 — See You in 2020

The colonization of this continent has been a disaster for the environment, both on the continent itself and throughout the rest of the globe. The settlers have ravaged the territories they’ve stolen, and built an empire which has come to primarily contribute to the climate crisis. The U.S. military is the world’s largest institutional contributor to petroleum emissions, and beyond that, the very presence of the United States as the global hegemon has had catastrophic consequences for the planet’s wellbeing. It’s been the CIA’s meddling, Washington’s regime change wars, and the pernicious influence of U.S. corporations that’s let global warming get this dire. Without the U.S. empire, far more countries would by now have been able to progress towards socialism, and emissions would be vastly reduced compared to now. But the U.S. has stood in the way of this, and now the blowback is being felt.
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Ukraine News Links 19-20 May 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

U.S. empire seeks to use Ukraine to destabilize Eurasia, in the model of how it destroyed Yugoslavia

How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide

US is Increasing the Military Pressure in its Dealings with China

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