Department of Defense Records Reveal US Funding Anthrax Lab in Ukraine

Judicial Watch received over 300 pages of records from the DOD.

  • Watchdog group Judicial Watch received 345 pages of records from the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
  • The documents indicated that the United States funded anthrax laboratory activities in a Ukrainian biolab in 2018.
  • The DTRA records were given to Judicial Watch in response to a February Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records regarding the funding of Black & Veatch‘s work with biosafety laboratories in the country of Ukraine.
  • “Included in the records is an Order for Supplies or Services dated August 1, 2019, is issued by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to Black and Veatch Special Projects Corp. The total amount of the contract award is $11,289,142.00,” Judicial Watch reported.
  • “The order contains approximately 35 contract line items set forth in a statement of work (SOW), dated March 5, 2019, titled: ‘Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance (EIDSS) and Pathogen Asset Control (PACS) Implementation’ The statement of work, consisting of 24 pages, was not provided, nor was there an explanation for the withholding,” the watchdog’s assessment went on.
  • “A report titled ‘PACS [Pathogen Asset Control] Implementation at the [redacted (b)(3)]. Phase 3 On-the-Job Training Report, November 28-29.2018′ states in its Executive Summary: B&V has completed the final stage of PACS implementation at the [redacted (b)(3)]. The site has been fully commissioned in operations of PACS functionality; PACS on-the-job training and on-site activities were conducted for users on November 28-29, 2018 under Phase 3 implementation activities.”
  • In August of this year, the Biden administration detailed the “usefulness” of US biolabs in Ukraine, as American Faith previously reported.
  • The State Department said that COVID demonstrates the importance of such international biolabs in a  statement issued that assured Americas and the world that the labs have “nothing to do with weapons.”
  • The joint statement was, reportedly, part of the state department’s attempt to take part in a “cooperative threat reduction partnership” as part of “global health security.”