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EU urges China to stop supplying military technologies to Russia

EU urges China to stop supplying military technologies to Russia Archive photo: The EU called on China to stop supplying technology to the Russian military-industrial complex (Getty Images)

China should take all possible actions to stop the supply of technology to the Russian military-industrial complex, according to the Delegation of the EU to the Russian Federation website.

EU side has again expressed serious concern regarding the significant volumes of dual-purpose goods and advanced technologies exported from China by the Russian military-industrial complex.

This was also previously expressed at the EU-China summit held on December 7, 2023.

"In this context, the EU urged China to take effective steps within its jurisdiction to curb the flows of those most sensitive items," according to the statement.

Relations between China and Russia

China began to maintain closer ties with the Russian Federation after the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. In particular, Beijing refused to join the sanctions imposed by the US against the Kremlin.

Beijing and Moscow share a mutual interest in challenging US dominance in the world order as their relations with democracies grow increasingly strained.

In October, the US Department of Defense said that China, despite its objections, is supplying Russia with weapons. In particular, drones, small arms, and equipment.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi assured his Ukrainian colleague Dmytro Kuleba that Beijing does not supply lethal weapons to Russia.