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China exported about 73 percent of dual purpose goods to Russia – the US to the OSCE

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul6,2024

China exported about 73 percent of dual-use goods to Russia - US to OSCE

About 73 percent of dual-use goods and 90 percent of all semiconductors and other microelectronics were imported to Russia from China.

According to the correspondent of Ukrinform, this was stated by the US Chargé d'Affaires at the OSCE Catherine Brooker during a meeting of the Permanent Council of this organization in Vienna.

“The People's Republic of China, or PRC, has provided Russia with a large amount of dual-use technology and weapons precursors that have been used to create weapons systems, including nitrocellulose, which is used to make gunpowder, machine tools and optics needed to make UAVs, missiles and shells,” she said.

The American diplomat emphasized that the PRC “finances the biggest threat to European security since the Second World War.”

Against this background, she cited “some statistical data, based on Russian customs data” in order to explain the extent of China's support for the Russian war against Ukraine.

“The PRC is now the largest supplier of dual-use goods to Russia, accounting for more than 73% of Russia's imports of these goods since February 2022. That's – approximately $16 billion worth of dual-use goods critical to Russia's military efforts. Almost 90% of all semiconductors and other microelectronics imported to Russia in 2023 were sent through China. In addition to microelectronics, we also have serious concerns about the export of machine tools, nitrocellulose, optics, and cruise missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technologies to Russia by Chinese enterprises,” she said. Brooker.

She also pointed out that in the period from February 2022 to February 2023, the PRC significantly increased its support for the Russian defense and industrial base: “The average monthly Russian import of dual-purpose goods from the PRC increased by more than $350 million from August 2022 to January 2023 compared to the previous six months. This is a 78 percent increase over this six-month period.

According to her, as of February 2023, the PRC has increased monthly supplies of dual-use goods of Western origin to Russia by more than 500%. “This extremely high level of support continued throughout 2023, peaking in June 2023, when Russia imported $162 million worth of goods from the PRC originating in countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia,” Brooker said.< /p>

The American diplomat emphasized that China's support was “crucial for Russia's ability to restore its industrial base.” “Since the full-scale invasion, the People's Republic of China has delivered to Russia more than $2 billion worth of dual-purpose goods produced by the countries of the international coalition that imposed sanctions against Russia. This includes semiconductors and related microelectronics worth $800 million,” the temporary representative said. in US affairs at the OSCE.

Next to this, she pointed out that the United States has imposed sanctions on enterprises of the People's Republic of China that are developing the Russian defense industrial base. “We have made it clear that no organization is immune. We will continue to ensure that there is no sanctuary for companies that support the Russian military machine. We call on others to do the same to support Ukraine and end this war.” – Brooker said.

As reported by Ukrinform, earlier NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that the main country that provides Russia with the capabilities to wage war against Ukraine is China, which supplies the Russian Federation with electronics and technologies for production of missiles, drones and other weapons.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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