Germany to Contribute $26.1M for Eliminating Russian Chemical Arms

Germany on Tuesday said it intends to commit as much as $26.1 million in 2012 for eliminating Russian chemical armaments (see GSN, Feb. 16).

Contributed funds would support the procurement of systems produced in Germany for the yet-to-be-opened disposal facility at Kizner in the Russian republic of Udmurtia, ITAR-Tass reported (see GSN, Aug. 9, 2011).

Germany has spent $443.7 million over the last 10 years on the elimination of chemical-weapon materials in Russia. Moscow aims to wrap up destruction of 40,000 metric tons of warfare agents before 2016 (ITAR-Tass, March 13).

March 14, 2012
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Germany on Tuesday said it intends to commit as much as $26.1 million in 2012 for eliminating Russian chemical armaments.