Western parts found in Russian drones as Putin dodges sanctions and Ukraine plots strike on Iran’s factories

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Russia has also stepped up efforts to disguise its supply chains, says Jack Crawford, a researcher at UK think-tank the Royal United Services Institute. “Russian defence manufacturers are taking advantage of front companies, third-country transhipment hubs, and loopholes in current sanctions to obtain these components, so any solution requires an all-hands approach in identifying and addressing these weak points,” he said.