China has asked Russia to delay invasion until after Olympics, Western reports say

US officials generally view the report as credible, but its details are subject to interpretation, according to a source close to intelligence. Although the request was made around the time Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Beijing for the opening ceremony of the Olympics – where he met Chinese President Xi Jinping – it is unclear according to the report whether Putin raised the issue directly with Xi, the source said.

The New York Times first reported the existence of the report.

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