There is no threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction from the territory of Russia, President Vladimir Putin stated, answering the journalists' questions after the meeting of the heads of the G-8 countries at the Canadian resort town of Kananaskis.
The weapons which Russia inherited from the former USSR and which is not used breeds danger only from the point of view of ecology, Vladimir Putin emphasized.
Touching upon the accords, attained at the summit, on dismantling and utilization of weapons of mass destruction, Vladimir Putin said that dismantling of chemical weapons, as well as utilization of submarines some of which have not been dismantled back from the Soviet time are, above all, of interest to Russia.
The president stressed that Russia intends to keep fulfilling its obligations in the question of utilization of weapons of mass destruction.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969