"The German Foreign Office will provide 100,000 euros in 2012 for the disposal of 400 tons of Soviet ammunition in Ukraine," reads the statement.
Thus, Germany will make its own financial contribution to the implementation of NATO's initiative regarding the disposal of ammunition in Ukraine. A respective agreement was signed by a German representative to NATO in Brussels on Wednesday.
"There is no place for Soviet ammunition in Ukraine and Europe. Through its disposal, we will prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands," the press service quoted German government commissioner for disarmament Rolf Nikel as saying.
According to the German Federal Foreign Office, in 2011-2014, NATO plans to dispose of 75,000 tons of ammunition, 360,000 pieces of small arms and light weapons and 3 million anti-personnel mines in Ukraine. In 2005-2011, 15,000 tons of ammunition, 400,000 pieces of small arms and light weapons and 1,000 man-portable air defense systems were destroyed in Ukraine under NATO auspices. Germany's contribution at that time was EUR 50,000.
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