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China's assistance plays key role in Russian-Ukrainian war - Stoltenberg

China's assistance plays key role in Russian-Ukrainian war - Stoltenberg Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Chinese aid plays a crucial role in Russia's war against Ukraine. Over the past year, 90% of the microelectronics imported by Russia came from China, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels ahead of a two-day meeting of defense ministers from NATO member countries.

The Secretary General emphasized that electronic equipment is essential for the production of various types of weaponry. Consequently, China is enabling Russia to continue its aggressive war against Ukraine.

"We see China now playing a key role in providing or supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine. 90% of the microelectronics that Russia imported last year came from China. These items, the electronic equipment that is key to the production of missiles, bombs and battle tanks, used in Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine," Stoltenberg said.

The G7 leaders, following their meeting in Italy, will call on China to stop supporting Russia's war against Ukraine.

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that the Russian Federation has increasingly been using recruits from Serbia, Cuba, and African countries in its war against Ukraine. This information was observed by analysts from the American Institute for the Study of War.