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Russia destroys 96.3% of chemical weapons stockpile

THE HANGUE, November 28. /TASS/. Russia has destroyed 96.3% of its chemical weapons arsenals, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov said on Monday at the 21st session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

He said that by now Russia has destroyed more than 38,000 tonnes of poisonous substances. Six of Russia’s seven facilities have completed the disposal of chemical weapons, with only one facility, Kizner in the republic of Udmurtia, still operating. "Works at this facility are to be finished by 2020," he said.