Media reported that the Russian Federation is managing to circumvent sanctions to produce weapons to continue its war against Ukraine. A number of countries are helping the Kremlin by supplying the necessary parts for missiles and drones of the occupiers.
The American publication Politico stated that the aggressor country manages to largely circumvent sanctions in the field of technology to manufacture weapons and continue the war against Ukraine, NBN reports.
In The media material notes that the imports of the terrorist state, which is under sanctions by the United States and its allies, from January to October 2023 amounted to about nine billion dollars. This figure is only 10% less than what it was before February 24, 2022.
The occupiers need navigation systems, sensors, microchips to produce weapons, in particular the Shahed kamikaze drones and Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles. .
Journalists write that in the first 10 months of 2023, Western companies sent to the Russian Federation 48% of such components that were found in the wreckage of the invaders’ weapons in Ukraine, and the PRC – 45%.
The Russians received the most parts for the production of weapons from the American company Intel, with the Chinese company Huawei in second place. The Kremlin also receives the necessary components from Turkey, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier, Zelensky spoke about Ukraine’s plans for the production of weapons.