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28 Dez 2023


They supply all-terrain vehicles for the Russian army: NACP adds Chinese Shandong Odes to the list of international war sponsors

28 December 2023

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation purchased Chinese all-terrain vehicles manufactured by Shandong Odes Industry Co., Ltd. for the needs of its army. In addition, this Chinese company continues to actively supply other vehicles to Russia and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to the aggressor's budget.

This was the basis for the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) to add the leading manufacturer of all-terrain vehicles, Shandong Odes Industry Co., Ltd. (Aodes), to the list of international sponsors of the war.

The company is headquartered in Shandong, People's Republic of China (PRC). The Aodes brand is also registered in the United States and includes a full range of all-terrain vehicle manufacturing, service, and sales, with research and development teams in the United States, Europe, and China.

Shandong Odes has been supplying its products to Russia since 2021. The official distributor of Aodes in Russia is Mercury-DV LLC. In 2022 alone, it paid taxes to the aggressor's budget of more than USD 797 thousand...

Aodes continues to be an active participant in import and export operations with the terrorist state. In particular, in the period from February 24, 2022, to July 31, 2023, the company imported goods worth more than USD 16 million. These purchases included ATVs, spare parts for their repair and maintenance, and inflatable boats.

In March and April 2023, the company shipped 137 Desertcross vehicles to Russia for more than USD 1.5 million. The main buyer was the Russian motorsport company Formula 7/Formula D. In the period from October 2022 to August 2023, China's Shandong Odes exported spare parts for ATVs and all-terrain vehicles totaling more than USD 19 million.

Nevertheless, Aodes products can be used as equipment for outdoor activities or sports. For instance, in 2023, the Russian Ministry of Defense purchased Chinese Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicles for the needs of its army. As of mid-November 2023, the enemy already had 537 units of Desertcross 1000-3, and by the end of March 2024, another 1,590 units with "additional options" are to be purchased.

These vehicles have been assigned to special forces units for the transportation of ammunition and other cargo weighing up to 550 kg, as well as for sanitary and evacuation tasks.

Recently released footage by the Ukrainian military confirms the destruction of two Chinese-made Desertcross 1000-3 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) near the village of Krynky in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region...