Russia is producing arms at faster pace than at any time in its modern history, including Cold War, — Blinken

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a conversation with World Economic Forum President Borge Brende. Photo: Antony Blinken/X

Russia is producing munitions, missiles, tanks, and armored vehicles at a faster pace than at any time in its modern history, including the production capacity during Cold War.

US Secretary of State said this as he talked with World Economic Forum President Borge Brende in Riyadh, on April 29.

“How has it been able to do that?” Because it’s getting massive inputs of machine tools, microelectronics, optics, mostly coming from China. Seventy percent of the machine tools, ninety percent of the microelectronics are coming from China. Now, these are dual-use items, but we know very clearly where so many of them are going,” Blinken pointed out.

The US has been trying to convince China to cut off its ties with Russia in terms of the support for Russian war efforts. It is believed that China is not supplying actual weapons to Russia like North Korean or Iran, however, China’s contribution is still essential for Russia. The components it provides include items such as machine tools, micro-electronics, and optics.

According to BBC, Blinken told Chinese leaders they were “helping fuel the biggest threat” to European security since the Cold War during his visit to China from April 23 to April 26. The US

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