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Putin’s theft of high-tech raw materials

Ukraine holds vast mineral resources ranging from iron ore, titanium, lithium, graphite, nickel to rare earth elements. Huge shale gas deposits are also said to slumber untapped beneath the ground. In addition, Ukraine is an important supplier of gasses such as neon, argon, krypton, and xenon, which are also of great importance to the chip industry. In the competition between nations at the beginning of the 21st century, access to such high-tech raw materials is taking on an ever-greater role.

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