US press: The Ukrainian Armed Forces have a shortage of Chinese drones, which gives an advantage to the Russian army

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US press: The Ukrainian Armed Forces have a shortage of Chinese drones, which gives an advantage to the Russian army

The American newspaper New York Times publishes material that talks about the problems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with drones. We are talking primarily about drones for surveillance and reconnaissance from the air.

It is alleged that the Ukrainian military has a shortage of components for small drones, as well as a shortage of the drones themselves, the lion's share of which are produced in China. The reason given is the export restrictions that Beijing introduced in early September.



From the NYT article:

Ukrainian volunteers are trying to use all possible methods to acquire Chinese drones, and Chinese companies do not sell them directly. We have to look for options with alternative supply schemes, as the Russians do to bypass Western export controls.

It is alleged that the shortage of drones and components for them among the Ukrainian Armed Forces “gives an advantage to the Russian army on the battlefield.”

From the article:

In the first half of 2023, Ukraine purchased drones and components from China worth $200, and Russia purchased $14,5 million.

It is not reported where the NYT got this data.
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  1. +14
    30 September 2023 21: 53
    In other words, the “Western war machine” has remained a Hollywood tale))) Do you seem to miss the Chinese and American shit? wink
    1. +3
      30 September 2023 22: 53
      Quote from Bingo
      You seem to be missing Chinese and American...

      Expect greetings from Nastya for swearing
      1. 0
        30 September 2023 23: 26
        Well, how else can you bandage so that it doesn’t look like a mat?!!!
    2. +4
      1 October 2023 05: 10
      Quote from Bingo
      In other words, the “Western war machine” remains a Hollywood tale)))

      The level of American military expertise, once again demonstrated by the NYT, is amazing.

      The Chinese do not consider drones to be weapons in the same way as missiles, guns or tanks. You can tie a grenade to it, or you can launch it with a child at the dacha. And in order to buy them, you just need to come to China and buy them.
      The fact that China does not supply Ukraine with drones in the same way as America, for example, the same howitzers, and even with delivery and free of charge, is natural. Simply because these are not military supplies, which, according to Ukraine, the whole world “owes” to it. Moreover, China does not owe anything to anyone.

      Ukraine is once again choking on the thirst for centralized freebies, and America is beating itself over the head with the stupid reasoning of “NYT experts” at the fifth-grade level of a school for children with mental retardation.
  2. +7
    30 September 2023 21: 58

    What kind of fascism is there, their president is Jewish?! Ukrainian UAV operator in a report from the German Deutsche Welle
    1. +11
      30 September 2023 22: 23
      Quote from Bingo
      What kind of fascism is there, their president is Jewish?!

      Fascism has evolved. Now its basis is not anti-Semitism or even racism, but Russophobia.
      1. +1
        30 September 2023 22: 45
        In general, they can pin me up, for example... The SS men had no right to carry the German eagle. But they carried the Hiwi)
        1. +5
          1 October 2023 00: 01
          Quote from Bingo
          The SS men had no right to carry the German eagle.

          That's the eagle thing, the main thing is not to get on your own.


      2. -2
        1 October 2023 01: 00
        ,...,,..................
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      3. +1
        1 October 2023 12: 41
        The evolution of fascism/Nazism (still, few people in our country know the difference, especially after they can get a real prison sentence for familiarity with the primary sources) has led to the fact that the monument to the Nazi henchman, General Krasnov, who was hanged by court verdict, is not considered fascism, in Leningrad/St. Petersburg, which lost hundreds of thousands during the German-Finnish blockade, a memorial plaque to Mannerheim can be unveiled, and representatives of the DSRG "Rusich", on whom there is nowhere to put samples, since there is no space on the skin, are all busy with swastika tattoos, and who publicly congratulate each other Happy birthday to one famous Austrian artist - heroes of the Northern Military District and the struggle for the Russian world. This is evolution... Or is it something else?
        1. 0
          2 October 2023 03: 37
          Quote: UAZ 452
          on which there is no place to put samples

          good
  3. +3
    30 September 2023 22: 03
    The Ukrainian military has a shortage of components for small drones, as well as a shortage of the drones themselves,
    There may be a shortage, God willing, but for now the VFU has a ton of them.
    1. +2
      30 September 2023 22: 13
      Quote: Rumata
      Rumata

      I could buy all of Arkanar, but I'm not interested in garbage dumps
      1. +4
        30 September 2023 22: 21
        Quote from Bingo
        I could buy all of Arkanar, but I'm not interested in garbage dumps

        - My heart is bleeding
        1. +2
          30 September 2023 22: 39
          good
          _____________________________________
      2. +2
        1 October 2023 08: 42
        I could buy all of Arkanar, but I'm not interested in garbage dumps

        Well, in vain. Stupid, arrogant snobbery and cleanliness. Because waste disposal and recycling is a serious, promising business. And money, as even progressives know, has no smell! laughing
  4. +6
    30 September 2023 22: 11
    And today we were told that we have problems with Chinese drones and spare parts for them. Who to believe? lol News of the hour, congressmen were still able to agree on a temporary budget for 45 days, anything is possible, except Aid to Ukraine. The shutdown is canceled and aid to Ukraine from the United States too. Someone was negotiating with the Nazis in Canada. The only other valuable thing in the article is that the Armed Forces of Ukraine until recently “lost “10 drones per month. Ukraine has allocated $000 billion this year for drones of all kinds.
    1. 0
      1 October 2023 08: 49
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Anything is possible, except Help to Ukraine. The shutdown is canceled and aid to Ukraine from the United States is also cancelled.

      Normal heroes always take a detour.© Poor Banderaites will not be left without a piece of bread.
    2. +1
      1 October 2023 09: 24
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Anything is possible, except Help to Ukraine. The shutdown is canceled and aid to Ukraine from the United States is also cancelled.

      A little more to catch up:

      The head of the United States, Joe Biden, after Congress adopted a draft temporary funding for the government, said that Washington “under no circumstances” can afford to stop providing further assistance to Kiev, RIA Novosti reports. Rambler reports this. Next: https://news.rambler.ru/world/51512841/?utm_content=mnews_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
  5. +1
    30 September 2023 22: 20
    This means that our coalition is slowly building...
    China is choosing the right side.
    1. +4
      30 September 2023 22: 30
      Quote from Emperor_Alive
      China is choosing the right side.

      export restrictions that Beijing has imposed since early September.

      This makes me happy.
      1. -2
        1 October 2023 12: 32
        Only these restrictions also apply to the Russian Federation. Is this also pleasing?
  6. +1
    30 September 2023 22: 29
    And how to believe this... news?
    Did you buy 200 thousand worth of rubble? Maybe 200 million?
    1. +2
      30 September 2023 23: 03
      We bought as much as we could. The rest were paid for by the mattresses and the islanders.
      1. -1
        1 October 2023 02: 42
        The rest of the money was squandered and bandered
  7. +1
    30 September 2023 23: 09
    Didn't Chinese export restrictions affect Russia?
    1. +1
      30 September 2023 23: 33
      Chinese agricultural drones have stopped flying to Moscow
  8. +4
    30 September 2023 23: 47
    But what a stink there is from the liberals))) China abandoned Russia))) boss, everything is gone)))
  9. +1
    1 October 2023 02: 07
    And ours still complain about the lack of drones. It is not clear who to believe.
  10. +1
    1 October 2023 03: 21
    Maybe there aren’t enough Chinese ones, but there are others from the XHL who throw such charges and that they can’t detect them, and they filter out false targets well

  11. -1
    1 October 2023 12: 30
    So they wrote that China cut off the supply of civilian drones to us. So, what will be Russia’s advantage in this case? China is by no means the only one that supplied drones to the Ukrainian Armed Forces (by the way, this characterizes well the “allied” relations between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China) and continues to supply them, and we can only hope for Iran, but it is unlikely that there will be comparable production volumes there.
  12. +1
    1 October 2023 16: 39
    export restrictions that Beijing has imposed since early September


    Those. Ours has been limited since April 2022, and ours has been stolen since September of this...