In 2010, Dimitry Medvedev, then president of the Russian Federation, announced the dismantling of all their chemical and bacteriological weapons production infrastructure, in accordance with the commitments of the 1997 convention. Destruction of stockpiles of chemical weapons, when to them, was to take place in 2012, then in 2015, to ultimately have been postponed to 2020. But these official announcements could well have been only window dressing, and Moscow could well and truly still hold a chemical weapons program, weapons that would have been used in the attacks of several dissidents or political opponents, including that of Alexander Navalny, in a saga that hit the headlines 3 months ago.
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