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Russia clained that nearly half of their chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed. Itar-Tass announced that the Ministry for Trade and Industry had destroyed 19,300 tons of chemical weapons and that two more facilities were going to be commissioned shortly. Under the OCPW Russia needs to destroy its stocks by April 2012, but President Medvedev announced in May that it was more likely to be April 2015.

Russia clained that nearly half of their chemical weapons stockpile has been destroyed. Itar-Tass announced that the Ministry for Trade and Industry had destroyed 19,300 tons of chemical weapons and that two more facilities were going to be commissioned shortly. Under the OCPW Russia needs to destroy its stocks by April 2012, but President Medvedev announced in May that it was more likely to be April 2015.

Tags: Chemical, Weapons

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