The USA introduced new sanctions against the company. The US also listed 17 other Chinese entities, including Beijing Yunze Technology and Chang Guang Satellite Technology. According to the listing, the two companies supplied satellite imagery used in Russian operations, including by the Wagner Group. Russia, the Treasury noted, had become “reliant on PRC commercial satellite imagery”.

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December 12, 2023

Chinese firm Beijing Yunze Technology Co. Ltd. sold satellites for intelligence to Russia's Wagner. According to a contract seen by AFP written in English and Russian and signed on Nov. 15, 2022, the company Beijing Yunze Technology Co. Ltd. sold two high-resolution observation satellites belonging to the Chinese space giant Chang Guang Satellite Technology (CGST) to Nika-Frut, a company then part of Prigozhin's commercial empire. The over $30 million (235 million yuan) price was for the satellites themselves and additional services.

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