US researchers have found that almost all of the latest Russian equipment includes components from US and EU companies, including microprocessors, circuit boards, motors and antennas, the New York Times reported. Scientists analyzed Russian weapons at the request of Ukrainian services.
According to the New York Times, analysts from Conflict Armament Research have studied the most modern types of aggressor weapons, such as the guidance parts in cruise missiles. – “Advanced Russian weapons and communication systems have been built on the basis of Western integrated circuits” – said Damien Spleeter, one of the scientists studying the invader’s equipment in Ukraine.
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According to data compiled by Matthew C. Klein, an economist dealing with the effects of export controls, the value of Russian imports of industrial goods from nine of the world’s major economies fell 51 percent in April, compared with the average for the period September 2021 to February 2022.
“The restrictions have removed the need for bombing tank factories and shipyards from previous wars. Democracies can replicate the effect of well-targeted bombing with an appropriate set of sanctions. This is precisely because the Russian army is dependent on imported equipment. “- assessed Klein, quoted by the” NYT “.
American sanctions against Russia
On May 12, US Trade Minister Gina Raimondo announced that US sanctions against Russia are forcing the invader’s army to the use of chips from dishwashers and refrigerators in some military equipment.
Commerce spokeswoman Robyn Patterson said the number of U.S. shipments to Russia containing sanctioned items such as semiconductors, telecommunications equipment, lasers, avionics and marine technology components fell 85 percent, and fell 97 percent in May compared to with the same period in 2021.
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