Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: I don't think that biological weapons could have been used offensively. That's my view.
Interviewer: Why not?
Lepeshkin: Well, because it's a type of weapon that can always have an impact on both sides, and use against any potential adversary... would mean that the infection could also be introduced into the user's own troops, its own forces.
Interviewer: But history shows that it has been done.
Lepeshkin: History shows that it has been done in highly localized... highly localized areas. And biological weapons are not workable for modern warfare.