(EUobserver) Russian tanks are using French technology on the battlefields of east Ukraine. But will Russia’s new “star” tank, the Armata T-14, rely on EU components despite the arms embargo?
France recently made headlines by cancelling its Mistral warships deal with Russia due to the Ukraine conflict.
Dmitry Gorenburg, a Russian expert at CNA, a Washington-based NGO, said: “Since the Russian defence industry is known to be unable to produce all components of such systems domestically, it stands to reason it [French technology] has been used to some extent”.
“They may have resorted to using shell companies to circumvent [EU] sanctions”, he added."
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