China reportedly urged Russia to postpone the invasion of Ukraine until the end of the Winter Olympics.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Alexei Druzhinin / AFP via Getty Images

In early February, Chinese officials told Russian responders not to invade Ukraine before the end of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to Western intelligence reports. Said New York Times..

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on February 4, prior to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.In a joint statement, the leaders said There is “no limit” on the bond between the two countries. And they blamed NATO enlargement.

Before Russia invaded Ukraine last Thursday, the United States and its allies discussed intelligence. Times Report. One official familiar with the report said the materials collected did not necessarily indicate that the conversation between China and Russia on delaying the aggression was at the West and Putin levels.

The Times Liu Pengyu, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Washington, asked if Chinese authorities had asked Russia to wait until after the Olympics to invade Ukraine. “These allegations are unfounded speculation and are intended to blame and defile China,” he replied.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games was held on February 20, and Putin began the invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Russia moved its troops to the border with Ukraine last year, and some troops were dispatched from the Russian border in the winter. With China in the region near Ukraine and more and The New York Times.

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