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China Boosts Military Support for Russia Amid Ukraine Conflict: US Officials

China increased sales of machine tools, microelectronics and other technologies to Russia, which it uses in the war with Ukraine. The Associated Press reported this on Friday, April 12, citing two senior officials from the US presidential administration. According to the agency, in 2023, about 90% of Russian purchases of microelectronics, which are used in the production of military equipment, came from China. In the last quarter, almost 70% of machine tools imported by Russia, worth $900 million, came from there.

In addition, China supplies Russia with nitrocellulose used in the production of gunpowder, optics for armored vehicles, and engines for drones and missiles. In addition, according to the US, Chinese and Russian companies are working on joint production of drones in Russia.

US intelligence also claims that Beijing supplies Moscow with satellite images and helps her increase her cosmic potential.

In April 2024, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited Beijing. threatened Chinese banks sanctions for assistance in the export of military and dual-use goods to Russia. Previously, the United States imposed sanctions against several Chinese companies for violating a ban on exporting goods to Russia that could be used in military production.

The Associated Press indicates that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who will attend a meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in the second half of April, intends to express concern about the increase in indirect support for Russia from China.

2024-04-13 18:59:09
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