Citation(s) from the literature library

Polyakov, Leonid. 2005 ‘Aging Stocks of Ammunition and SALW in Ukraine: Risks and challenges.’ BICC Paper 41, p. 9. Bonn: Bonn International Conversion Center. 1 January

Relevant contents

As of the end of 2004, out of the bulk of the officially reported 2.5+ million tons of [artillery, rocket and small arms] ammunition, some 1.5 million tons are already categorized as surplus, i.e., subject to disposal. Of these, 340,000 tons require urgent disposal.

This category primarily covers the ammunitions stored since the First and Second World Wars. In many instances, they cannot even be transported… [a significant proportion in exposed and unstable conditions within inappropriately equipped storage facilities].

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q130

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