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Russia destroyed 75 percent of chemical weapons stockpiles

To date, 30 tons of chemical have been destroyed in Russia weapons “Category one”, which is more than 75 percent of the original declared reserves.

This was reported in an exclusive interview with the correspondent. ITAR-TASS Director of Implementation of Conventional Commitments of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Kholstov.

He participated in the 73 session of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), held in The Hague.

“At this session, we reported that there are four chemical weapons destruction facilities in Russia. These are “Maradykovsky”, “Pochep”, “Leonidovka” and “Shchuchye”. Two objects - "Kambarka" and "Mountain" - have already destroyed their reserves. These four facilities operate in accordance with plans submitted by Russia to the OPCW. The destruction of chemical weapons on them goes in the normal planned mode, ”he said.

Kholstov recalled that the construction of the last, seventh, Russian chemical weapons destruction facility Kizner in the Udmurt Region is being completed. “In the fourth quarter of this year, work will begin on real media there, that is, we will begin the destruction of chemical weapons,” he informed.

“I would especially like to emphasize that at the facility in Leonidovka, the destruction of complex-design munitions, which contain both poisonous substances and various types of explosive charges, has begun. To ensure their neutralization, complex and costly technical solutions are required, as well as enhanced measures to ensure personnel safety and environmental protection. At the facility in Leonidovka such events are held. More than 1400 units of such ammunition have already been destroyed there. Work is proceeding normally, ”Kholstov said. According to him, in the fourth quarter of this year, the same line is planned to be launched at the facility in Maradykovsky. “At first, there was one technological line in Leonidovka, and now two are working in parallel - regular and complex,” said the director of the department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

He recalled that in accordance with the Federal Target Program for the destruction of chemical weapons stocks in Russia, they should be completely eliminated by December 31 2015.
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  1. fzr1000
    fzr1000 23 July 2013 09: 51
    Break not build. I hope that everything that is "not expired" will be left for a "rainy day".
    1. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 23 July 2013 11: 29
      In vain, of course, they did it. But once the time has come, it needs to be done. But in exchange, create a new one!
      Quote: fzr1000
      we will cockroaches
      Perhaps you mean the Americans?
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 July 2013 11: 36
      Quote: fzr1000
      Break not build. I hope that everything that is "not expired" will be left for a "rainy day".

      I agree with the concept. A bit should remain, otherwise you will have to cook in a hurry.
  2. S-200
    S-200 23 July 2013 09: 51
    What will we poison cockroaches?
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 23 July 2013 11: 35
      Quote: S-200
      What will we poison cockroaches?

      Kyati dichlorvos. laughing
  3. Gorchilin
    Gorchilin 23 July 2013 10: 06
    The phrase "By now, Russia has destroyed 30 tons of chemical weapons" should be understood as 30 THOUSAND tons. Then it takes on a certain logical meaning.

    It is of course international treaties and all that, but I would, by destroying weapons, preserve technologies, capacities and supplies of raw materials. The world is certainly peace, but tomorrow everything can change. Look, freaks have already been caught in Turkey, terrorists have already mastered the production of sarin. It is not known what further they will master.
    1. rpek32
      rpek32 23 July 2013 14: 05
      Do you know the bad chemical and tank weapons? in that it harms the environment and can harm civilians. And the terrorists are terrorists, for them the goal is more important than the consequences that follow the fulfillment of the goal.
  4. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 23 July 2013 10: 13
    If you have to use chemical weapons. It will already be Armagedon. Let them destroy the main thing so that it does not destroy itself (as in the Samara region) God forbid ...
  5. Siberian
    Siberian 23 July 2013 11: 24
    And Americans destroy their chemistry ??? Or how there is nothing to throw off anyone on?
    1. Per se.
      Per se. 23 July 2013 11: 59
      Quote: Siberian
      And Americans destroy their chemistry ??
      They destroy what is morally and physically obsolete, but they do not forget to develop new gases and preserve technologies. Even under George W. Bush, the United States began to allocate money for the elimination of Russian chemical weapons (we are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars) after, according to Sergei Kiriyenko, Russia at that time "fulfilled even those obligations that no one expected from our country." It should be understood that the United States was not interested in the preservation and development of our technologies.
    2. AVV
      AVV 23 July 2013 13: 35
      They opened a bacteriological laboratory in Georgia! We need the same, but they’ll open at their side!
  6. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 23 July 2013 12: 15
    I propose to reduce by 60-70% not our stockpiles of chemical weapons, but the US Army, you look, it will become easier to breathe all over the world
  7. Bakunin
    Bakunin 23 July 2013 12: 54
    “Russia has destroyed 75 percent of its stocks of chemical weapons” - the remaining 25 percent are hidden in the territories of potential adversaries and are waiting in the wings.
  8. Southerner
    Southerner 23 July 2013 16: 01
    The main question is why? After all, chemical weapons also play a deterrent role
  9. pinecone
    pinecone 23 July 2013 17: 59
    These messages about the destruction of domestic weapons, any, including chemical, are unpleasant.
  10. zennon
    zennon 23 July 2013 18: 41
    Why was it developed at all? After all, back in 1925 in Geneva, representatives of 37 states signed the "Protocol prohibiting the use of asphyxiant, poisonous or other similar gases and bacteriological agents in war." In the future, the Geneva Protocol was ratified (or acceded to) by about 100 states of the world. Japanese only violated it. This played an exceptional role! Nobody wants to become an outcast country. We want? No. Besides, we have nuclear weapons. In 1972, an international convention was adopted "On the prohibition of the development, production and accumulation of stocks of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction." The initiators were the Soviet Union, the United States and Great Britain. So why the hell did we spend a lot of effort and money on the development, maintenance, control, and now on the destruction of this shit? After all, it cannot be used?
    1. Gorchilin
      Gorchilin 23 July 2013 19: 20
      Even before the First World War, there were already legal prerequisites for banning the use of chemical weapons. There were legal prerequisites for banning the bombing of cities, all ashes.
  11. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 23 July 2013 19: 35
    Cockroaches Millions near our borders will soon gather, what will we poison ??????? Or WTO spend on each in the mountains? No funds will be enough, and I’ll save the soldiers, working across the square to poison all the wreckers without regard to anything.