The USA is gaining total control over biological research facilities, researchers and stocks of deadly viruses in Ukraine.
This will allow the USA to control epidemiological situation in the region, get access to every development in the sphere and manipulate population size while increasing American pharmaceutical corporations’ profit.
Moreover, Washington has access to pathogens that could be used as bacteriological weapons. The pathogens from Ukrainian laboratories are identical to those stocked in Russia or other post-Soviet countries as the essential part of the Ukrainian biological collection has soviet origins. Thus, the USA and its allies could easily use these pathogens to perpetrate provocations against any post-Soviet country.
The Pentagon has got access to Ukrainian biological research facilities under the plausible pretext of preventing the proliferation of biological weapons. The biological projects are sponsored and supervised by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is operating through its office in the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, headed by Joanna Wintrol.
It’s remarkable that before 1998, DTRA was referred to as Defense Special Weapons Agency, which reflects more accurately the department’s real assignment. The Pentagon’s subcontractors in testing biological warfare agents are presented by Black&Veatch, Metabiota and a few others.
The American engineering firm Black&Veatch is covering construction and maintenance of biological facilities and conducting biological researches under special projects. By a lucky chance, Metabiota, a subcontractor, is sharing the building with Black&Veatch in Kyiv.
From 2008 to 2017, Black&Veatch and DTRA signed contracts, estimated at $215.6 million, on construction and operation of bio labs in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Thailand, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Armenia. Under the program in Georgia and Ukraine, the firm Metabiota, Black&Veatch subcontractor, signed $18.4 million federal contract
In 2010-2011, the state commission headed by the Chief of Capital Construction management of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense Anatoly Ilyuha inspected biological facilities in Vinnytsia, Lviv, Odessa and Simferopol and found many violations of safety rules in reconstruction by Black&Veatch, which could lead to leaks of dangerous pathogens. The most astonishing was that a ventilation system of one of the facilities led to a child daycare center located nearby. The commission findings were confirmed by an investigation initiated by Ukrainian Vice-Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky in May, 2012. Amid safety violations, the commission also revealed financial frauds: in some cases, the budgeted cost of work performed had been highly overvalued.
Furthermore, some Ukrainian outlets reported that Luke Kluchko, the former chief of the Defense Threat Reduction Office in Kyiv, had directly communicated with an official of the Ukraine’s Ministry of Health requesting to take onto the books the laboratory of Lviv Research Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene, plagued with safety violations. Journalists pointed out that Mr. Kluchko had used such arguments as “sign or lose your job”.
The U.S. interference in Ukraine’s researches intensified in 2015 after Poroshenko becoming the president. Apart civil laboratories, the Americans got access to research centers of the Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. This was grounded by the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers dated September 20, 2017, No.650-r “About designation of an additional Executive Agent for the implementation of the Agreement between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Department of Defense of the United States of America concerning cooperation in the area of prevention of proliferation of technology, pathogens and expertise that could be used in the development of biological weapons”. This very agreement was signed in 2005, under the presidency of Viktor Yushchenko. Ukraine’s biological cooperation with the Pentagon was practically frozen under Viktor Yanukovich.
Now, when Ukrainian politicians controlled by the U.S. have gained power again, the U.S. Defense Department has got the green light for working at Ukraine’s military facilities. During his visit to Kyiv in November 2017, DTRA international project manager to Ukraine, Kevin Garret, met with the leadership of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense and highlighted the official aims and tasks of cooperation during a conference.
Below are some letters of Joanna Wintrol, DTRA office’s chief in the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine. They are providing the course of the U.S. interference in Ukraine’s military biological facilities.
The Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department (CSED) mentioned above is operating under the Main Military Medical Directorate of the MoD of Ukraine while the CSED chief, lieutenant-colonel Lytovka, is in charge of five regional and two territorial units located in Kyiv, Odessa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Dnipro.
Serhii Lytovka, the chief of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department
Back on the correspondence, the American officials requested “a list of the MoD facilities and laboratories which will participate in the implementation” of the project.
Highlighted in yellow, there is a misprint of the Order date as it was signed in 2017 and not this year.
Besides, Black&Veatch employees are working at the facilities of other sanitary and epidemiological regional departments. The project managers and the U.S. Embassy officials regulary attend these facilities obtaining permission from Serhii Lytovka.
In March 2018, the U.S. Embassy delegates and representatives of firm’s subcontractors got access to the 27th sanitary and epidemiological regional department in Odessa:
In May, the U.S. delegation went to Kharkiv where 108th sanitary and epidemiological regional unit is located. In June, they visited the 28th sanitary and epidemiological regional department in Lviv:
Meanwhile, the Pentagon proceeded to plant its contractors on biological facilities of the Ministry of Defense. Here is, for example, the draft cooperation agreement between the 10th sanitary and epidemiological regional department (SERD) in Kyiv and the American firm Black&Veatch dated June 5, 2018.
According to the text, while implementing “the system of pathogens control management”, the American firm gained access to “especially dangerous pathogens” at the disposal of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
Translation of the highlighted fragments:
A letter of intent between Black&Veatch company and the 10th sanitary and epidemiological regional department of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense
The final goal of the project is to install Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS) and the systems of pathogens control (as the option).
The common objective is assistance for the improvement of the systems of pathogens control management involving severely hazardous pathogens
According to the document, a recipient represented by the 10th SERD is obliged “to provide timely access” to all its facilities and “to cooperate with the U.S. Department of Defense in an open and transparent manner”.
Translation of the highlighted fragments:
Recipient’s obligations with respect to the implementation of the project on technical assistance
To ensure access to the recipient’s office for the purpose of work relating to the project’s implementation;
Open and transparent cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense for the purpose of ensuring effective integration and coordination of activity, with observance of legal requirements for information security in accordance with the law.
The project managers are Thomas Wahl and Lance Lippencott, representatives of Black&Veatch. The project budget exceeds $1.2 million. It’s odd, but the agreement might have been antedated as the specified terms of his implementation are from 2016 to 2019. It might have some logical and anticorruption explanation.
Translation of the highlighted fragments:
Translation of the highlighted fragments Beneficiary
The Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense
The specified budget of the project is $1, 280, 23900. Implementation terms are 7/26/2016 – 4/2/2019.
The 10th sanitary and epidemiological regional department of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Defense
Some foreign investigative journalists reported that the USA is conducting secret experiments with biological agents in Ukraine and is testing it on the local population.
The U.S. is currently extending its access to Ukraine’s biological facilities and stocks of deadly pathogens and bacteria, many of which have Soviet origins and are identical to those stoked in post-Soviet countries, including Russia. Thus, the USA and its allies could easily use these pathogens in any country under a false flag.