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Russia Abolishes State Chemical Disarmament Commission

Sputnik News

13:29 09.10.2017(updated 13:34 09.10.2017)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a document on the abolition of the state commission on chemical disarmament.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – This step was taken as Russia's remaining chemical weapons were destroyed last month, according to a document on Russia's legal information portal.

"Due to Russia completely fulfilling its obligations on the total destruction of chemical weapons, I rule to abolish the State Commission on Chemical Disarmament, " the decree stated.

In September, the last kilogram of Russia's 40,000-ton stockpiles of warfare agents, which was contained in two artillery shells, was destroyed at the Kizner facility in the Russian republic of Udmurtia.

In June, Russia's Federal Administration for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons announced that Russia had already destroyed 98.9 percent of its chemical weapons stockpiles.


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