Russia begins destruction of 'complex' chemical munitions

PENZA. Jan 31 (Interfax-AVN) - A system to destroy so-called complex chemical munitions has been launched at the Leonidovka chemical weapons disposal facility in the Penza region.

\"These munitions are special in that they contain not only a chemical agent, but also an explosive substance provided with an anti-disturbance device,\" Col. Gen. Valery Kapashin, the chief of the Federal Directorate for Safe Storage and Disposal of Chemical Weapons, who personally supervised the launch of the new system, told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

The adjustment operations conducted in December 2012 and the first day of the system's operation in the nominal mode have proven high efficiency and safety of the complex chemical munitions disposal technology developed by Russian researchers, he said.

PENZA. Jan 31 (Interfax-AVN) - A system to destroy so-called complex chemical munitions has been launched at the Leonidovka chemical weapons disposal facility in the Penza region.

\"These munitions are special in that they contain not only a chemical agent, but also an explosive substance provided with an anti-disturbance device,\" Col. Gen. Valery Kapashin, the chief of the Federal Directorate for Safe Storage and Disposal of Chemical Weapons, who personally supervised the launch of the new system, told Interfax-AVN on Thursday.

The adjustment operations conducted in December 2012 and the first day of the system's operation in the nominal mode have proven high efficiency and safety of the complex chemical munitions disposal technology developed by Russian researchers, he said.

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