The Secretariat of the OPCW is following the situation in Ukraine within the scope of the Chemical Weapons Convention. In particular, the Secretariat is monitoring the status of relevant chemical industrial facilities and any threats of use of toxic chemicals as weapons in the country.
In this regard, the Secretariat is in close contact with States Parties and relevant intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations.
All 193 States Parties have committed to never develop, produce, acquire, stockpile, transfer or use chemical weapons.
The use – or threat of use – of chemical weapons anywhere, by anyone, under any circumstances is contrary to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- Finland contributes €50,000 to OPCW assistance and protection activities The contribution will be used to support assistance and protection programmes for activities related to Ukraine
- Sweden contributes over €425,000 to OPCW trust funds Sweden’s contribution will support OPCW to implement its mandate related to the Syrian Arab Republic and to provide technical assistance and expert advice for Ukraine upon request
- Slovakia contributes €20,000 to support OPCW assistance and protection programmes Voluntary contribution will support ongoing assistance and protection programmes, including activities related to Ukraine