MOSCOW — Huawei has been taking quite the pounding ever since being blacklisted by President Trump, but it appears mother Russia is throwing them a lifeline.
According to the Verge, the Chinese tech company announced a 5G development deal with Russia's biggest mobile operator MTS.
The AP reported that the deal was inked last week in Moscow as Chinese Emperor Winnie the Xi and Russian beefcake bro Vladimir Putin looked on.
According to CNN, Huawei has been caught in the escalating trade war between 'Murica and Tiananmazing China.
CNN reports Trump has been waging a war against Huawei, by banning it from U.S. 5G networks and cutting it off from American software and components it needs for its smartphones and network equipment business.
Washington has been warning its friends to restrict or ban the use of Huawei tech in their 5G networks, because Beijing could use it for spying.
Luckily for Huawei, Tootin Putin isn't worried about security concerns.
According to CNN, MTS said the deal would cover the development of 5G technologies and the launch of 5G pilot networks in Russia this year and in 2020.