Patrushev: Russia eliminates chemical weapons by the year 2020, the USA – only by 2028


Russia eliminates chemical weapons by the year 2020, the USA – only by 2028 – Patrushev.

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Background

December 5, 1997, Russia became a party to the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons, declared about 40 thousand tons of toxic substances. The chemical weapons stored at seven sites: in Kambarka (Udmurtia), towns Mountain (Saratov region), Leonidovka (Penza oblast), Maradykovsky (Kirov region), Shchuchye (Kurgan region), Pochep (Bryansk region), been (Udmurtia). On March 21, 1996 there was adopted the Federal target program (FTP) “the Destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles in the Russian Federation”. In accordance with this document, the destruction of Russian stockpiles of chemical weapons began in December 2002 to Completely destroy its chemical Arsenal of the Russian Federation shall, not later than 2020.