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14 Jun 2023

Rachel Amran, The Kyiv Independent

Ukraine: Missiles used in Russia's recent attack that killed 11 civilians contain over 50 foreign-made components, President Zelensky says

Zelensky: Missiles used in Kryvyi Rih attack had foreign-made components, 14 June 2023

The Russian missiles used in the attack on Kryvyi Rih that killed 11 and injured 39 people on June 13 contained over 50 components produced in foreign countries, President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Many of these components were microelectronics.

"Unfortunately, Russia is still able to receive critical components for the production of missiles, which are created by companies from different countries, in particular, companies from some partner countries," Zelensky said. "These components are then delivered to Russia in various ways."

Ukrainian representatives recently met with diplomats of countries from which these components were manufactured. Ukraine's partners were provided with a list of companies that supply Russia with the weapon parts used for deadly attacks on civilians.

President Zelensky called for sanction restrictions against these companies "at the global level" as well as the strengthening of "export control over critical components."

Six missiles were launched into the residential sector of Kryvyi Rih on June 13, damaging a five-story residential building, a transport company, a warehouse where drinking water and other beverages were stored, along with other civilian sites...