China secretly sends equipment to Russia “enough to equip the army.”
Politico writes about this with reference to customs records.
Goods are delivered not military, but dual-use.
In particular, the Russian Federation has purchased hundreds of thousands of body armor and helmets, drones that can be used to correct artillery fire or drop grenades, and thermal imaging optical sights to aim at the enemy at night.
These shipments point to a China-sized loophole in the West’s efforts to slow down Putin’s war machine.
At the same time, exports of equipment to Ukraine fell sharply.
For example, Russia purchased drones for more than $100 million, 30 times more than Ukraine. The purchase of ceramics, which is used in bulletproof vests, the Russian Federation increased by 69% to $225 million, while Ukraine reduced it by 61% to $5 million.
Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister Vitaly Deinega said that Ukraine cannot buy drones from China “so as not to spoil relations with the United States . “
Macron also said that China is supplying Russia with “significant military capabilities . “
The war in Ukraine has been going on for 516 days. We follow the latest news and key events on July 24, 2023 online .
Earlier, we summed up the results of the previous, 515th day of the war. Yesterday Russia struck another blow at Odessa, using 19 missiles. During the shelling of Odessa, one person was killed. The Russians tried to advance in the Zaporozhye, Bakhmut and Liman directions. The military public DeepState writes about the significant advance of the Russians in the Karmazinovka area (southwest of Svatovo, in the direction of Oskol).
Source : CTPAHA.UA