"...[Russian Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops chief Igor] Kirillov suggested that it was 'no coincidence that these biolaboratories were chosen by the DTRA and its contractor Black & Veatch to execute Project UP-8, directed at the study of pathogens of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, leptospirosis and hantaviruses,' given that these pathogens have natural foci in both Ukraine and Russia...Ukrainian biolaboratories were also the main executor of Project P-782, conducting research into the transmission of diseases through bats. A Russian RCB Troops analysis of documents in this area has shown that Pentagon research in this area has been going on since at least 2009 under the direct supervision of US specialists...'One of the curators of this activity was DRA Chief Joanna Wintrol. Perhaps she should speak to journalists?' Kirillov suggested..." https://sputniknews.com/20220317/russia-believes-components-of-biological-weapons-were-created-in-ukraine---mod-1093960475.html