It’s no secret that the Ukrainians have been very proficient in capturing Russian weapons and military equipment. They’ve managed to capture multiple weapons and vehicles, perhaps to study them or strip them down for parts, much to the frustration of the Russian forces running low on military armored vehicles themselves. It has now been reported that Russia is using various home appliances to repair its military equipment. It has also been revealed that Russia had been using foreign-made semiconductors and US-made microchips for their weapons and vehicles.

According to several reports, Russia had been using microchips and semiconductors from dishwashers and refrigerators as a result of the Western economic and fiscal sanctions levied on Moscow.

“We have reports from Ukrainians that when they find Russian military equipment on the ground, it’s filled with semiconductors that they took out of dishwashers and refrigerators,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told a Senate hearing.

If the Russians are indeed using microchips and semiconductors from home appliances imported from other countries (We have strong reason to believe that they do.), it is one more concrete piece of evidence that the Russian military-industrial complex is indeed in shambles.

SOFREP recently reported on the Russian military industry slowly shutting down as they no longer have parts and foreign components to build, repair, and maintain their various tanks, armored vehicles, ships, and even missiles. Evidence suggests that they are currently experiencing massive layoffs and contract cancellations due to their decreased capacity to produce any weapons or equipment for the Russian government.