China Changed Supply Chain Strategy With Russia 3 Months Ahead of Ukraine Invasion, Suggesting It Had Foreknowledge: Analyst

Around three months ago, China changed how it ordered goods from Russia in a way that would insulate Beijing in the event of Western sanctions on Moscow, according to supply chain expert Ross Kennedy. He is the founder of Fortis Analysis.

Kennedy said this unusual move suggested that China had foreknowledge of Russia’s plan to invade Ukraine, and had made contingencies to ensure it could still import Russian commodities amid sanctions.