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Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks
Ukraine's freeze on military exports to Russia carries risks

Ukrainian factories for decades have been a key supplier to the Kremlin's war machine, providing jet engines, uranium fuel and electronics for Russia's nuclear arsenal. That interdependence, created when both were partners in the Soviet Union's Cold War-era arms race, now confronts an independent Ukraine with a strategic conundrum: How to keep legions of local defense industry workers employed when their output can end up in the hands of separatists waging war — often with weapons supplied by Russia — against the government in Kiev. More than 70% of Ukraine's military exports have gone to Russia in each of the last few years, according to one recent...

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