Crowell & Moring is working on behalf of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine in its bid to acquire sophisticated encrypted messaging software produced by New York-based cybersecurity company Quantum Technologies Laboratories.

Since Russia’s invasion, Ukraine lacks both the infrastructure to engage in procurement activities and funding to buy needed communications services for its government and military, according to C&M’s Justice Dept. filing.

Ukraine has asked Quantum to approach the US State Dept. on its behalf to ask it to pay for the software and satellite transmission and reception services.

C&M’s Robert Burns is assisting Quantum in approaching the State Dept. on behalf of the Council.