In terms of its effectiveness, the Novichok can be compared to a nuclear bomb. The corresponding statement was made by Leonid Rink, who was one of the creators of the poisonous substance.
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The expert pointed out that in terms of effectiveness, the Novichok really pulls at nuclear weapons of the same volume and weight. However, the cost of the poisonous agent is much lower. In addition, when using it, the material part of a potential enemy will not receive damage. It would be enough just to wash houses and equipment, Rink explained, and then you can use it for your own purposes. To use chemical weapons on the battlefield, the developers were required to provide them with maximum efficiency, combined with a short life span. This was done so that the advancing units of the army did not suffer.
As a result, the military had the opportunity to enter the territory after using the Novichok, to overcome this place and continue to carry out the assigned tasks, RIA Novosti writes.