Russia has destroyed 98.9 percent of chemical weapons stockpiles


Moscow, June 26 – AIF-Moscow.

Russia has destroyed 98.9% of the stocks of chemical weapons, reports group of public relations of the Federal Department for safe storage and destruction of chemical weapons.

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By the end of this year at the Kizner facility will dispose of the latest ammunition with toxic substances. “Been” is in the Udmurt Republic and is the latest of seven buildings which still continues the destruction of chemical warfare agents. In early July, there will be put into operation housing for the destruction of toxic substances lewisite and housing bituminoase the reaction of the masses.

In June on the “been” completely destroyed the stocks of sarin. The production line was stopped for routine maintenance. After their execution on June 19 the destruction of chemical weapons resumed. Now disposed of chemical artillery ammunition with poisonous substances of the type of VI-IKS.

After the collapse of the USSR, Russia had the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons — 40 thousand tons. In 1992, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons, which entered into force in 1997. At the moment it was joined by 192 countries. Outside the international legal framework of the Convention remain Egypt, North Korea, South Sudan and Israel, where the Convention was signed but not ratified.

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