What happened? russia is trying to involve other countries to minimize the effects of economic sanctions – in particular, it plans to organize in the CSTO countries the production of components for russian military and dual-use products.
Source. This was reported by the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine in a Telegram channel.
Details. Under the influence of international economic sanctions, russia's economy is already deteriorating significantly. Industries dependent on foreign-made technologies and components are particularly affected.
“To avoid the sanctions, russia, having close ties as part of economic and other associations and treaties, is attempting to involve third countries,” reports the Chief Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine.
According to the military intelligence of Ukraine, russia plans to organize in the CSTO countries the production of components for russian military and dual-use products, especially those that require the use of foreign components.
In addition, it will increase the economic dependence of the CSTO member states on russia, which is also in the interests of the kremlin.
Ukrainian intelligence notes that moscow is negotiating re-export deals with Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan for the sale of russian goods to international markets
“The goods are planned to be supplied as if they were Georgian-, Armenian-, and Azerbaijani-produced, and exported to third countries. Over 200 companies have already been created in these countries for this purpose.”
Armenia creates favorable conditions for russian companies to do business, especially in the IT sphere. Since the beginning of the large-scale russian aggression against Ukraine, about 85,000 russian citizens and 113 IT companies have relocated to Armenia.
russian citizens have set up about 1,000 private enterprises and more than 250 joint stock companies in Armenia, which will pay taxes to the budgets of both Armenia and russia.
The leading russian producer of anti-aircraft systems, the Ulyanovsk Mechanical Plant, is working with Kazakhstan to obtain German-made parts for its production lines.
Before the invasion, russia used to purchase German products needed for the production/modernization of Buk and Tunguska rocket launchers and missile systems. But it became impossible to supply these products under the sanctions.