General Kapashin: Chemical weapons destruction resumes in Russia

A total of 36,770 tonnes of chemical weapons was destroyed as of early 2016

The process of chemical weapons destruction resumed in Russia in mid-January following routine regulation work, Colonel-General Valery Kapashin, the head of the Federal Directorate on Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, told Interfax-AVN on Jan. 18.

"We are now destroying chemical weapons only at one, last facility in the village of Kizner, Udmurtia Republic, because the other six facilities have successfully completed the task," Kapashin said.

Kapashin said a total of 36,770 tonnes of chemical weapons, which is over 92 percent of all chemical weapons resources, was destroyed in Russia as of early 2016. A total of 2,549 tonnes (44.4 percent of the planned amount) was destroyed on the Kizner facility.

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