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Despite sanctions, Russia still produces cruise missiles with imported components

Source: Meduza

Despite the Western sanctions, Russia is still producing cruise missiles. This was concluded by Conflict Armament Research (CAR) analysts, based on their study of missile remnants found around Kyiv after the November 23 Russian missile strikes.

A report issued by the CAR describes remnants of Kh-101 cruise missiles, marked by codes which indicate that they were produced in the summer and fall of 2022.

Previously, CAR investigators concluded that nearly all of Russia’s modern armaments were produced with foreign components and with American and European technologies.

One of the contributors to the report suggests that Russia may have found a way to get around the sanctions to buy missile components — or else, that it must have had a significant pre-war reserve of those parts.

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