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Ukraine war

Russian military relies on Western, Asian tech components: study

Microelectronics from U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea found in weapons systems

The Russian Aleksin corvette fires missiles during a parade in Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region of Russia on July 31.   © Reuters

LONDON -- Russian weapons and equipment being used in Ukraine depend on microelectronics produced in the West, and in places such as Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, according to a new report.

RUSI, a London-based defense and security think tank, wrote that preventing such technology from entering Russia could permanently degrade its military capability.

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