China told Russia not to invade Ukraine during Winter Olympics, report says

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Beijing dismisses as ‘smears’ intelligence claims that senior Chinese officials had some level of knowledge of Russia’s plans

Senior Chinese officials told senior Russian officials in early February not to invade Ukraine before the end of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, the New York Times reported, quoting Biden administration officials and a European official who cited a western intelligence report.

The New York Times said the intelligence report indicated senior Chinese officials had some level of knowledge about Russia’s plans or intentions to invade Ukraine before Moscow launched the operation last week.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/02/china-russia-invade-ukraine-winter-olympics-beijing under the title “China told Russia not to invade Ukraine during Winter Olympics, report says”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.