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Belarus. 2010 ‘Collection and Destruction.’ National Report of Belarus on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations. 1 January

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Collection and Destruction

The destruction procedure is a technical process for dismantling small arms and light weapons, compacting the various units and parts and then melting them down.

Small arms and light weapons are dismantled at Ministry of Defence artillery bases. A separate technical process is developed for each type of small arm or light weapon. The dismantled units and parts are crushed in a compactor and then melted down in blast furnaces at facilities of the Belarusian Ministry of Industry.

The transfer of small arms and light weapons is strictly accounted for in documents which must indicate the production number and year of manufacture of the type of small arm or light weapon. Strict records are also kept to show the results of all operations carried out. There are special monitoring commissions, whose members include military representatives.

Periodically, by way of good will, a demonstration of the process of disposal of small arms and light weapons is held for foreign experts and observers.

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