The need to create new structures, the Minister of Defense of Belarus explained with new information obtained during the conduct of the military special operation of the Russian Federation to protect the Donbass.
“In addition, a special military operation in Ukraine today has revealed a number of biological laboratories. We knew, of course, that they existed, but now there is hard evidence. This is the next direction of development of our Organization - counteraction to biological threats. By the way, by the end of the year we should have the appropriate formations of radiation, chemical and biological protection”, - Khrenin said in an interview with the military newspaper For the Glory of the Motherland.
In addition, he announced the expansion of the list of CSTO members, noting that in a few years it will include dozens of countries. The head of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus explained this by future changes in the world order, as well as a demonstration of the organization of peacefulness and combat readiness.
Earlier, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, head of the Radiation Chemical and Biological Protection Troops (RCBZ) of the RF Armed Forces, said that during a special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, more than 30 biological laboratories operating as part of the US military biological program were identified.