Today, on the Day of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops, the servicemen of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological (RCB) defence unit of the military base of the Southern Military District in Armenia took stock of their activities during the summer training period.
The personnel provided camouflage of the active forces of the military base, conducted reconnaissance of the area for the presence of toxic substances in the soil, structures and air. When simulated toxic substances were detected, treatment was carried out using special equipment.
RCB experts also disinfect residential buildings and infrastructure of the compound as part of the measures to prevent infectious diseases of the personnel.
As you may recall, on December 5, 2022 at the joint meeting of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Council and the 15th CSTO PA plenary session in Moscow, a statement on the inadmissibility of the development of biological (bacteriological) and toxin weapons was adopted. Earlier, CSTO Member States adopted a joint statement on strengthening cooperation in combating chemical terrorism.
On November 23, 2022, at a session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Yerevan, a decision was adopted on the joint formation of radiation, chemical and biological protection and medical support. Experts of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly prepared a draft law on medical and biological security.
For reference only. The history of the Russian Chemical Defence Forces dates back to November 13, 1918, when the Red Army Chemical Service was established. At the end of the 1920s, all rifle and cavalry divisions and brigades had chemical units.