VOICE OF RUSSIA – Russia has destroyed so far 78 percent of its chemical weapons stockpile, amounting to approximately 40,000 tones, Colonel General Valery Kapashyn, the head of the Russian Federal Agency for the Safe Storage and Disposal of Chemical Weapons, has informed.  According to him, Russia has been following the timeline agreed by the Convention and national program and the elimination of the deadly stockpiles is proceeding in accordance with the schedule.

“The last, seventh, facility for the disposal of chemical weapons built in Kizner has been put into operation today. $24.5 billion rubles was allocated to put it up,” Kapashyn said.

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