OREANDA-NEWS The deputy speaker of the State Duma, Irina Yarovaya, said that Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland did not respond to the official invitation of the parliamentary commission to investigate the activities of U.S. biolaboratories in Ukraine to participate in the meeting, TASS reported.

The invitation to the commission to give explanations on the activities of U.S. biolaboratories in Ukraine was sent to Nuland on May 25 via official diplomatic channels, Yarovaya said. The document stated that ignoring the invitation could be considered by the commission as a confirmation of "disreputable activities" of the US government agencies "in the creation and operation of biological laboratories in Ukraine.

According to Yarovaya, this attitude of the American side "exposes the essence of the knowingly dangerous nature of the entire US military project on biolaboratories".

Earlier Yarovaya reported that the Russian military uncovered facts of work of American specialists in biolaboratories in Ukraine with smallpox viruses, which could be connected to the subsequent outbreak of monkeypox in several countries.