Russia destroys 99% of its chemical weapons

Russia is almost chemical weapon free with only around 1 percent of its stockpile left.

The head of Russia's Federal Administration for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons, Major General Valery Kapashin said that some 99 percent of chemical weapons stored in Russia have been destroyed". The remaining 400 tons of weaponized chemicals are currently at the last facility in operation to store and destroy the chemical weapons in the Udmurt region, Kapashin added. Consequently, Russia has met the conditions stipulated in the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which it joined 20 years ago. Kapashin said Russia will destroy all 100 percent of the stockpile by the end of this year.

Source: VOV5