Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland testified Tuesday that she is worried Russia may get ahold of Ukraine’s “biological research facilities.”
While speaking at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Russia’s invasion into Ukraine, Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said with one minute left, “does Ukraine have chemical or biological weapons?”
“Ukraine has biological research facilities, which, in fact, we are now quite concerned Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of,” Nuland testified. “So we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces, should they approach.”
Rubio then mentioned how there are allegedly Russian propaganda groups putting out information about “how they’ve uncovered a plot by the Ukrainians to release biological weapons in the country with NATO’s coordination.”
“If there is a biological or chemical weapon incident or attack inside of Ukraine, is there any doubt in your mind that 100% it would be the Russians that would be behind it?” Rubio continued
“There is no doubt in my mind, Senator. And it is classic Russian technique to blame on the other guy what they’re planning to do themselves,” Nuland said.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald described Nuland’s statements as a “bizarre confession” and Rubio’s line of questioning as a “really good cleanup.”
“Really good cleanup by Rubio: interrupting Nuland’s bizarre confession, which he did not expect, and immediately directing her to say that if there’s a biological attack, it must be Russia,” he tweeted Tuesday.
This is an excerpt from the Daily Caller.
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