The US Department of Commerce noted that thirteen Chinese organizations have already been blacklisted for “supplying parts for Iran’s drone program.”
From the very beginning, the People’s Republic of China supported the Russian Federation’s war in Ukraine in many ways. CNN writes about this with reference to the words of a senior US State Department official.
According to a Commerce Department spokesman, the US has already blacklisted a number of Chinese companies for supporting Russia. The list also included thirteen Chinese organizations that “provided parts for Iran’s drone program.”
“We will not hesitate to list companies as legal entities as soon as we see actual data that they supply Russia. And we have, we are looking at all third parties, but especially China in this regard,” said the Deputy Minister of Commerce for Industry and Security Department of Commerce Alan Esteves.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has repeatedly said that the Chinese government is trying to act “on both sides” of the military conflict. He noted that on the one hand, China positions itself as a neutral country striving for peace, and on the other hand, it broadcasts some theses of Russian propaganda.
Blinken also pointed out that Beijing is helping Moscow by supplying non-lethal goods through its campaigns, but is also considering sending lethal weapons to Russia.
Recall that on February 28, the Joe Biden administration said that the Chinese company Spacety, which is blacklisted by the United States, transmitted satellite images to fighters of the Russian PMC Wagner.
Earlier, on February 25, CIA director William Burns said that China was considering providing Russia with lethal weapons. Washington is making efforts to prevent such assistance to Moscow.
According to CNN on Feb. 25, U.S. intelligence believes Beijing is considering providing the Russian Federation with kamikaze drones and small arms ammunition, but no final decision has yet been made.
The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, said on February 27 that China is unlikely to agree to supply the Russian Armed Forces with weapons for the war in Ukraine. According to him, at the moment there is no evidence that such things are being discussed.
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