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Russia proposes protocol to BWC, taking into account biology findings – top brass

Russia proposes protocol to BWC, taking into account biology findings – top brass

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Russia puts forward a proposal to resume negotiations on legally binding protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) that will take into account contemporary research in biology and will include a verification system, Chief of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov said on Saturday ahead of the Ninth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).

"In response to new challenges and dangers, the Russian Federation suggests the following: First, reopen discussions for a legally binding protocol to the BWC that contains lists of viruses, poisons, and specialized equipment, takes into account contemporary biological research and technology, and includes an effective verification system," he said.