Ukraine invasion: What to know as Russian forces target Kyiv:
A man walks past a TV screen with image of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Russia has made unsubstantiated claims that the US funded biological labs in Ukraine. The US has been quick to refute this claim which is yet to be supported by any available evidence. Earlier this week, China’s Foreign Ministry stoked the matter by repeating the Russian claim and by calling for an investigation into the matter. American officials have called this an “information war” and say this could lay the groundwork for a false-flag operation. Russia has been found guilty of using chemical weapons in the past despite it, China, and the US all being signatories to international conventions against their use. China has used this conflict to repeat its claim that COVID-19 was created in a US lab.