The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday announced trade restrictions on 11 Chinese and five Russian companies, accusing some of them of supplying components for the production of drones for the Russian army.
This was reported by Reuters.
Nine companies, including China's Asia Pacific Links Ltd. and Russia's SMT-iLogic, allegedly participated in a scheme to supply components to the sanctioned Russian Special Technology Center for drone parts for Russian military intelligence (GUR).
Asia Pacific Links Ltd. was previously featured in a journalistic investigation that revealed its role in supplying components for Russian Orlan-10 drones.
Among other things, the Chinese company was one of the most important suppliers of the Russian drone program. Along with SMT iLogic, it was already subject to the previous round of US sanctions in May.
Author - Olena Madiak, 25/09/2023