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China increased the supply of raw materials for the production of ammunition to the Russian Federation

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May17,2024

China increased the supply of raw materials for the production of ammunition in the Russian Federation

China increased the export of nitrocellulose to Russia. It is a dual-purpose material that can be used for the production of ammunition.

This is reported by Nhk.

As the journalists note, the increase in supplies took place after the start of the invasion of Ukraine. The publication analyzed the data published by the Chinese customs authorities for 2015. It turned out that in the period from 2015 to 2021, the export of nitrocellulose to Russia was practically not carried out. At the same time, exports have increased sharply since May 2022.

«In 2022, China exported a little more than 700 tons of nitrocellulose to Russia. In 2023, this volume almost doubled and exceeded 1,300 tons. From January to March of this year, about 110 tons were exported,&rdash; it is said in the material of the publication.

It will be recalled that the naval forces of Russia and China signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation.

In particular, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that China is the main supplier of military equipment to Russia. The US Secretary of State noted that Washington warned Beijing about the inadmissibility of supporting the Russian war. However, China stated that it “does not intend to supply weapons to any of the participants in the war in Ukraine”.

“When it comes to the Russian military-industrial complex, China is currently its main supplier. We know about China's supply of parts for machines, semiconductors, and other dual-purpose goods that help Russia rebuild its military-industrial base. said Anthony Blinken.

As reported, China's exports to the Russian Federation decreased by 16% in March. This was the first such decline since 2022. Experts believe that the reason for this is the threats of the United States regarding sanctions against the PRC if its goods contribute to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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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