War in Ukraine: According to the USA, China is supporting Russia in increasing its army | EUROtoday

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According to US authorities circles, Russia is receiving help from China in increasing its protection equipment. The Chinese affect is the important thing issue within the revival of the Russian one army, which might have suffered “significant setbacks” because the begin of the battle in Ukraine, a senior US official informed reporters. “Without the contribution of the People's Republic of China, Russia would have difficulty sustaining its war effort,” he mentioned.

Russia is at the moment endeavor “its most ambitious defense expansion since the Soviet era – and doing it faster than we thought possible at the start of the conflict,” the US official mentioned. According to the US evaluation, one of the vital vital measures to assist Ukraine is China to persuade Russia to cease supporting Russia militarily.

The data obtainable to the US authorities confirmed that within the final three months of final yr “more than 70 percent of Russian imports of machine tools came from China.” As a consequence I’ve Russia can enhance its manufacturing of ballistic missiles. In addition, in 2023, 90 p.c of Russian microelectronics imports, that are used to fabricate missiles, tanks and plane, additionally got here from China.

Die USA had repeatedly warned China to not help Russia. Now the federal government of President Joe Biden is hoping that representatives of EU states can persuade China to desert its help for Russia. On Saturday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) units off on a three-day journey to China, and the assembly of the G7 international ministers can even happen in Italy subsequent week.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is predicted to debate China-Russia relations on the assembly in Italy. He can be planning a go to to China within the coming weeks.