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US intends to find out how US made microchips get into Russian weapons

Feb 22, 2024

The US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security will hold a special hearing on February 27 to find out how American chips get into Russian weapons systems.

This was stated by the chairman of the subcommittee, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, according to Reuters.


According to him, the hearings in the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will definitely touch upon the ways in which Russians circumvent export controls, as well as the introduction of additional measures designed to prevent Russia from using American technology in the war against Ukraine.

He also noted that many of the previously imposed sanctions are aimed at cutting off Russia's access to the latest generations of chips that it does not produce itself, thus depriving it of the ability to attack Ukraine with weapons containing these components.

It should be noted that since the first months of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Western countries have been trying to limit Russia's access to the global market for components and equipment used in weapons production through a series of sanctions packages. However, Moscow, with the help of a number of intermediaries, is actively circumventing the previously imposed economic restrictions.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/02/2024

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