Leaked “shopping list” reveals Russia’s most “desperately” needed war tech

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal this week told Politico that he expects that diminished access to technology will be the driving force staving off Russia’s ongoing attacks. Since invading Ukraine, Russia has spent months burning through nearly half of the critical military technology in its arsenal, and now Politico has shared a leaked “shopping list” of tech that Russia is most urgently seeking to replenish its stockpile.

“According to our information, Russians have already spent almost half… of their weaponry arsenal,” Shmyhal told Politico.

Among about two dozen “chokepoint technologies” that Russia “most desperately” needs to stay in the fight are microchips manufactured by eight US tech companies that America hopes to block Russia from accessing through sanctions.

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