Opinion: Russo-Ukrainian War darker than initially thought


Ashton Lewandowski

American and Ukrainian flags superimposed with biological hazard symbol. U.S. involvement in Ukraine has recently been put in a new light.

It has been almost nine years since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian war and a lot has happened. Under it all, a monster with a nefarious plot lurks. 

We knew this war was nasty, but with new information arising it is much worse than initially thought. 

The West laughed at Putin for his claim of “de-Nazifying” Ukraine as an excuse to invade. His justification, although misplaced, is not as far from the truth as previously thought.

As the war has continued to drag on and billions of dollars continue to be invested in the effort, new scandals and controversies have highlighted the darker aspects of the conflict. The prospects that have arisen provide a deeper meaning to “de-Nazifying” Ukraine.

Twitter user Clandestine was doxxed, smeared, and bullied by media and fact-checkers alike for spreading his idea that the U.S. was funding biolabs in Ukraine. He was dubbed a “conspiracy theorist” and his ideas considered “Russian disinformation.” He was subsequently banned for “misinformation” only recently regaining access to his account from Elon Musk’s free speech policies for Twitter.

United States involvement in the Russo-Ukrainian War was thought to be completely monetary with a bit of weaponry as well. 

We knew this war was nasty, but with new information arising it is much worse than initially thought. 

— Editor Drew McCarthy

The United States has been giving Ukraine billions of dollars to help with citizen relief and defense bolstering. A large amount of weaponry was given including tanks, missiles, rockets, and ammunition all under the guise of aid.

Unknown to Americans until recently, an unlikely “aid” put under the concealing label of “defense” by the U.S. Department of Defense given to Ukraine is biological laboratories. These recently uncovered biolabs in Ukraine carry out dangerous gain of function research. 

While fact-checkers like to claim that there are no American biolabs in Ukraine, even they admit that the Department of Defense is spending millions of dollars sponsoring Ukrainian-owned laboratories in which dangerous gain of function research is taking place.  

Gain of function is defined as “research that improves the ability of a pathogen to cause disease.” It can be potentially helpful by itself when used properly. This research was veritably used to help combat the Omnicron Variant of COVID-19, which ended up lessening its impact. However, it has the potential for horrible misuse if not performed properly.  

U.S.-funded research being done in Ukraine is a darker version of gain of function research. 

U.S.-funded research being done in Ukraine is a darker version of gain of function research. 

— Editor Drew McCarthy

Evidence that emerged exposes the U.S.-funded biolabs for using Ukrainian military personnel and other unconsenting groups such as drug addicts, prisoners, and other “patients at high risk of infection” for HIV/AIDS research. This is synonymous with the human experiments conducted by the Nazi regime against unconsenting “undesirables.”

The 20,000 documents and other materials that were recovered by Russia’s military in Ukraine contained this information validating Clandestine’s “Conspiracy Theory.” Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, the Commander of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Forces, explained that the evidence “confirms the focus of the Pentagon on creating biological weapons components and testing them on the population of Ukraine and other states along [Russia’s] borders.”

Even if the information being released by the Russian government is false, the labs are still carrying out dangerous research with dangerous pathogens. This situation is similar to the U.S. involvement in biological research facilities in Wuhan, China. Funded by Obama and Dr. Fauci, gain of function research was carried out in Wuhan and is heavily suspected of starting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The biolabs in Ukraine are almost exactly like the ones in Wuhan as they are also originally funded by Obama and handle extremely dangerous pathogens. Pathogens handled by these labs include some serious ones, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus.

During a UN Security Council meeting last year, Russia provided several bits of evidence proving U.S. biological activity in Ukraine invoking Articles 5 and 6 of the Biological Weapons Convention. Russia proposed the UN launch a probe into the matter and were rejected.

Pathogens handled by these labs include some serious ones, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus.

— Editor Drew McCarthy

Russia’s outrage is clearly justified, regardless of their other actions. Their enemy, the U.S., is handling extremely dangerous pathogens on their border without any regard for the value of human life. The only other entity who can stop it refuses to. 

The U.S. had been denying the fact there were biolabs there for months up until Secretary Victoria Nuland confirmed Russia’s suspicions referring to them as “biological research facilities.” Nuland then refused Russia’s attempts to reconcile and provide a compromise. In fact, she refused to speak to them at all. 

Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov also claimed, “Clinical samples and patient records with their personal data were buried, and not cremated or destroyed in a proper fashion. This suggests that the destruction of this evidence was carried out in extreme haste.” Why would the U.S. need to delete the evidence they were there unless the evidence painted their actions in an immoral and potentially illegal light?

The U.S. is covering up these facilities in order to machinate Russia as a crazed aggressor in this conflict. Their success in doing so barred Russia from saving the highly unfortunate brutal research victims of which the count is unknown. 

This heartbreaking situation in Ukraine proves that the American government are cynical iniquitous criminals. If America gets involved in a conflict they are probably doing it in self interest. Such is the hapless crisis towering over Ukraine and its citizens. 

Opinions expressed in editorials are those of the writer(s).  These views may not represent the adviser, The Prowler, advertisers/sponsors, the Starr’s Mill High School administration or staff , or Fayette County Public Schools as a whole.  Please see our FAQs for more information pertaining to the rights of The Prowler’s staff members.