The European Union (EU) has recognized this Friday its “worry” for the information that indicates that China would have supplied material to Russia that can be used in the context of the war in Ukraine and is already verifying this case, after warning that any military aid to Moscow will be met with the “strong reaction” from the European bloc.
After the digital medium Political has reported the shipment from China of assault rifles and other equipment that could be used for military purposesincluding drone parts and bulletproof vests, EU Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Nabila Massralihas indicated that the bloc welcomes this information with “concern” and is already trying to confirm it.
In any case, he stressed that, in the context of the war in Ukraine, “arming the aggressor would be a clear violation of International Law” and has warned that any illegal military aid to Russia “will be subject to a strong reaction” from the EU.
The spokeswoman for community diplomacy has insisted that Beijing must refrain from any form of military aid to Russia. “This is the message that has been systematically transmitted at all levels to Chinese interlocutors in the last year,” he stressed.
This information comes weeks after Washington stated that it has proof that China weighs the possibility of sending weapons to Russia for use in the fighting in Ukraine. According to Politicalthe flow of material that can be used in the war would come from a large Chinese public defense company from last June to December, always alluding to information obtained from customs.
As reported by CNN on Thursday, Ukrainian soldiers found the remains of a civilian use drone manufactured by a Chinese company, modernized and armed, allegedly used by Russia.
The drone was shot down in a Ukrainian forest whose location they do not specify and his remains were shown to journalists from the TV channel by Ukrainian soldiers after assuring that they had shot him down with their automatic weapons “Ak-47″.
According to CNNIt was about a Mugin-5 dronean unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made by a Chinese company based in the port city of xiamenon the east coast of the Asian country.
The chain cites some bloggers specialized in technology who assure that these devices are known as “Alibaba drones”as they have been available for sale for about $15,000 on Chinese market websites, including Alibaba and Taobao distributors.
The company Mugin Limited confirmed to CNN that it was about fuselage of a device of its manufacture and described the incident as “deeply unfortunate”.
For the news network, this is the most recent example of the use of a civilian drone which is being modernized and assembled to be used in the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, a sign that the patterns of warfare used by Moscow are changing rapidly.
Ukrainian soldiers explained to reporters that the drone was flying at a very low altitude when it was located and close enough to shoot him down with automatic weapons, and that the device had been adapted to carry a bomb.
The armed commercial drone did not have a camera installed, which means it could not have been used for surveillance, and essentially makes it similar to a “dumb bomb”, according to Chris Lincoln-Jones, a retired British army officer and drone specialist consulted by the American network.
“This particular drone we’ve been looking at would be much more effective if it had a decent camera.Lincoln-Jones said.
He added that this commercial drone incident adds more evidence to the theory that Russia is not the military superpower the world might have expected.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)
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