Manager of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare: African swine fever virus is a diversion from Georgia
Manager of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare Gennadiy Onishchenko has declared that the ictus of the African swine fever virus in Russia had been a result of the planned economic diversion from the Georgian territory: «There are no doubts that this is how it has happened. It has been made, undoubtedly, from the Georgian territory. This is not an accidental action, but a clearly planned action with the aim to undermine the economy of the southern and north Caucasus regions of Russia».
Mr. Onishchenko has expressed his hope that new Georgian authorities will liquidate the laboratories, operated at the territory of this country and controlled by American military forces. In particular, he has approved the transfer of the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health, established in 2004, to civilian medics.
According to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the direct damages of Russia from the African swine fever virus since 2008 have exceeded 2 billion rubles. More than 400 thousand pigs have been exterminated over this period of time, Yuga reports.
English translation by BSN