Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia published in Russia in Global Affairs an article under the title “Security Cooperation During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic”.
Speaking of research on COVID-19 vaccine in worldwide labs, he mentioned the U.S. labs.
“Their activities should not cause any suspicion, otherwise, with a new outbreak of any infectious disease (no one doubts that more such outbreaks are coming) there will be endless mutual complaints, conspiracy theories and cross-sanctions which will pave the way to a direct conflict.
Everyone will then suspect each other of everything, and each new virus will be presented as a biological weapon. These risks will entail unheard-of international tensions, which can easily escalate into a full-fledged hot conflict, rather than the so-called “hybrid” war”, - writes Medvedev.