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Russia To Dismantle Strategic Missile Unit By December: Report

File image of a Ukrainian missile silo being destroyed.

Moscow (AFP) Jul 22, 2005
Russia will dismantle a unit of strategic missiles based in the Urals by next December, in accordance with the 1991 START 1 disarmament accord, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported late Thursday.

The unit, based in the Chelyabinsk region, is made up of RS-20 intercontinental ballistic missiles -- which NATO calls SS-18.

Military authorities blew up a launching silo of that unit on Thursday, the fifth one to be destroyed since the beginning of this year.

Another silo will be blown up by year's end, ITAR-TASS reported, quoting an unidentified defense ministry official.

Under the START 1 agreement, which came into force in December 1994, the number of Russian and US missiles cannot exceed 1,600.

Russia currently has two divisions equipped with over 80 RS-20 missiles, in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region, and in the southern Orenburg region.

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