“Ukraine does not have a biological weapons program, and there are no Ukrainian biological weapons laboratories supported by the United States — not near Russia’s borders, not anywhere,” she said. Even Ukrainian President Vlodymir Zelensky denied the accusations.

But the DoD eventually confirmed the existence of 46 biolabs in Ukraine after several months of denying the accusations. (Related: As shock and awe of war wears off, U.S. quietly resumes biolabs program in Ukraine.)