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The United States built in Ukraine eight laboratories that store dangerous infections to prevent the creation of biological weapons. On Tuesday, may 26, write “Ukrainian news” with reference to the official response of the Ukrainian Ministry of health.
The response States that the subordinate Agency to the Pentagon threat reduction provided technical assistance to laboratories in Ukraine, constructed or modernized with the assistance. Aid was provided by the American company “black and Veatch Speyshl Building projects”.
“The provisions of the contract was for the provision of assistance to Ukraine in preventing proliferation of technologies, pathogens and knowledge which are in the Institute of epidemiology and hygiene (Lviv), the Ukrainian research anti-plague Institute (Odessa) and the institutions of the Ministry of health, as well as other objects that can be used in the development of biological weapons”, — reported in the Ministry of health.
Until 2014 in Ukraine were built, modernized and put into operation eight laboratories in the regional laboratory centers. The program was resumed in 2016 in the framework of the Memorandum signed between the Ministry for European integration of Ukraine and “black and Veatch Speyshl Building projects”. For three years it was planned to develop a $ 1.28 million and to connect the lab to the electronic system of disease surveillance.
The registration card of the project, signed in 2017, the then first Deputy economy Minister Maxim Nefedov, lists the 13 facilities.
Earlier in the Ukrainian media was actively discussed the issue of construction in the country by American biological laboratories.
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