Western financial aid of $100 million is needed for the construction of a special plant to destroy Russian chemical weapons. But according to Col. Gen. Stanislav Petrov, chief of the Chemical Troops, Russia has thus far received less than one-tenth of that amount. Several plants will be needed to dispose of Russia’s 40,000 metric tons of chemicals. Petrov said that Russia’s failure to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention could discourage more aid. (Itar-Tass, November 11)
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