The USA confirmed that Chinese ammunition had been used by russian forces in the war against Ukraine. The Japanese media outlet Kyodo News writes about this with reference to government sources.
The U.S. government, having analyzed the ammunition composition and other factors, determined that the ammunition found in Ukraine was made in China, the sources said. However, they did not disclose exactly what ammunition had been found.
According to the U.S. administration sources, it remains unclear whether the munitions were supplied by China, but Washington is ready to take action if it is confirmed that Beijing has made the deliveries.
According to the Kyodo News interlocutors, the USA informed some of its partners about this.
The confirmation comes as Chinese leader Xi Jinping plans to travel to Moscow for a three-day state visit next week. In his first trip to russia since the start of its invasion of Ukraine last February, Xi Jinping is expected to reaffirm his close ties with russian president vladimir putin.
The mass media also report that Xi Jinping plans to speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the first time during the full-scale war, probably after his visit to Moscow.
U.S. news website Politico reported this week that Chinese companies have sent Russian entities 1,000 assault rifles, drone parts and other equipment with potential military uses.
Customs data showed the shipments were made between June and December last year, according to Politico.Chinese ammunition russia ukraine war ukraine front lines