Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 76. Herbicides
The commander of the Russian Defence Ministry RKhB Protection Troops said to reporters in 2000: “The Russian army is not planning to use any defoliants in the course of the anti-terrorism operation in Chechnya.” He was responding to reports that the army could use chemical herbicides to destroy natural cover throughout the highland areas of Chechnya. 
“Russian army not to use defoliants in Chechnya”, ITAR-TASS, Moscow, 17 April 2000.