Fact Check-No evidence children were rescued from Joe Biden-owned property in Ukraine

There is no evidence that a Biden-owned property exists above a bioweapon lab in Ukraine, but social media users are sharing the claim, adding that thousands of children were rescued from the alleged bioweapon lab underneath the property.

An Instagram user shared an image of a headline that reads, “BREAKING NEWS: Thousands of Children Rescued, Mutilated Bodies Recovered, From Biden-Owned Ukraine Property” (here). Additional examples of this claim are viewable (here) and (here).

A search for the headline in the image on Instagram leads to an April 22, 2022 article by The True Defender with the same title (here). The article said, “Tens of thousands of tortured and murdered mainly Asian children have been rescued, the mutilated bodies of thousands more children recovered by the Russian Military from US-owned and run Bio-weapon Underground Tunnel DUMB Labs that ran beneath a 200-acre Biden-owned property in Ukraine.”

The article on The True Defender appears to be based on an earlier article by Before It’s News (here).

However, these articles do not include proof of the claims listed and Reuters has not been able to find supporting evidence from any reputable news reports.

Representatives for The True Defender and Before It’s News did not respond to a Reuters request for comment.


Reuters found no proof that a Biden family member owns a “200-acre property in Ukraine”, as the article claims, and that there is a tunnel below the property with a bioweapon lab, where thousands of children were allegedly rescued by Russian military, and none of the articles provide evidence for the claims.

A White House spokesperson told Reuters that “President Biden does not own any property in Ukraine” and pointed to joint tax returns filed by the president and first lady for verification (here).

Reuters Fact Check has previously fact checked claims about President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s estates and dwellings and found they own two homes in Delaware and rent a home in Virginia (here), (here), (here) and (here).

In March 2022, Russian accusations that the U.S. was operating biowarfare labs in Ukraine was repeatedly denied by the Pentagon (here) and by the State Department (here). Reuters reported on the U.S. refuting these allegations in March (here).

The BBC explored the bioweapon claims in March and found there was no evidence to support them (


Reuters has not found any evidence to support the claim in the articles of Russian soldiers having rescued thousands of children or recovered mutilated bodies in the alleged bioweapon lab in Ukraine from reputable news reports or the Russian government’s website (

Similar narratives of a raid to rescue thousands of children from “Underground Tunnels” in the U.S. date to at least October 2019 (here), (here).

These past articles cite Timothy Charles Holmseth of the “Pentagon Pedophile Task Force” as the source, an alleged agency within the U.S. Department of Defense. Reuters has previously reported that no such division exists, confirmed by a spokesperson for the Department of Defense (here).

The April 2022 article by The True Defender now circulating on social media again said the “babies, youngsters, and teenagers” allegedly rescued in October 2019 “were said to have been sexually abused, tortured and murdered in order to supply their adrenaline for sale to Hollywood and international elites who paid huge sums for the usage of an anti-aging ‘wonder drug,’ Adrenochrome” (here).

The claim that Hollywood and elites harvest adrenochrome, a red-colored substance that derives from the oxidation of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, from children’s blood is a debunked tenet of the QAnon conspiracy theory that is not based on fact (here), (here), (here).

Representatives for the U.S. Navy Seals and the Department of Defense have not responded to a Reuters request for comment.


No evidence. There is no evidence children were rescued from a tunnel operating a biowarfare lab underneath a Biden-owned property in Ukraine.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our work to fact-check social media posts here .