The American newspaper New York Times publishes material, which talks about the problems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with drones. We are talking primarily about drones for surveillance and reconnaissance from the air..
is approved, that the Ukrainian military has a shortage of components for small drones, as well as the shortage of drones themselves, the lion's share of which in the world is produced by China. Export restrictions cited as reason, which Beijing introduced from the beginning of September.
From an article in NYT:
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, how the Russians do it to bypass Western export controls. is approved, that there is a 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:
During the first half 2023 Ukraine purchased drones and components from China in the amount of 200 thousand dollars, and Russia is on 14,5 million. Where does the NYT get this data from?, not reported.