Russia has accused Ukraine of working on biological weapons, with the support of and the United States and Germany of providing support. These allegations are unfounded. There are no indications of such activities, which would be prohibited by the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Germany, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the United States are BWC states parties. NATO and Western countries have voiced concerns that Russia may use these allegations as pretext to employ chemical weapons in the war against Ukraine.
Autor: Alexander Kelle
Dr. Alexander Kelle ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Berliner Büro des Instituts für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH). Er forscht zur Proliferation und zum Verbot chemischer und biologischer Waffen. // Dr Alexander Kelle is Senior Researcher at the Berlin office of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH). His research focuses on the proliferation as well as prohibition of chemical and biological weapons.