Russia has destroyed all stocks of ammunition with lewisite
Moscow. September 3. INTERFAX.RU — Russia has completed the destruction of munitions filled with lewisite, reported “Interfax” the head of the Federal Department for safe storage and destruction of chemical weapons Colonel-General Valery Kapashin on Sunday.
“The last Russian object on storage and destruction of chemical weapons “been” today completed the destruction of chemical munitions filled with poison gas “lewisite,” said capachin.
He recalled that the stocks of lewisite in the Russian Federation destroyed after the stocks of such chemical agents as mustard gas, sarin and soman.
Capachin noted that Russia remained to destroy only a small batch of chemical munitions filled with poison gas type “VX” (VX), and then set the final point in the implementation of country’s obligations under the international Convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction.
“This will happen in the coming weeks, as the “been” in the normal mode continues its work”, — said the head of the Federal office.
Lewisite — organophosphorus chemical warfare agent nerve agents. Before information on the substances of the “Folio” is the most toxic ever artificially sintezirovany substances used in chemical weapons.
VX — organophosphorus chemical warfare agent nerve