Russia Sends Nearly All Oil Exports to China and India

Nearly all of Russia’s oil exports for 2023 were sent to China and India, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said during a December 27 interview with Rossiya-24 state tv. The news confirms that China and India are playing a key role in perpetuating Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Before Russia’s full-scale invasion began early last year:

  • European nations bought 40 to 50 percent of Russia’s crude exports.
  • The United States bought 7 to 8 percent.
  • China and India together bought around 20 percent.

In an attempt to punish Russia and reduce its means of funding the war, the U.S. and Europe boycotted and embargoed Russian oil. But China and India have frustrated those attempts with dramatic increases of their purchases.

As for those restrictions and embargoes on supplies to Europe and the U.S. that were introduced … this only accelerated the process of reorienting our energy flows.
—Alexander Novak

  • China now buys some 45 to 50 percent of Russian oil exports, and India buys 40 percent.

Long-standing forecast: Many onlookers have been surprised to see China and, even more so, India supporting Russia’s brutal war. But the Trumpet and our forerunner magazine, the Plain Truth, have forecast for over 60 years that Asian nations will join forces for violent campaigns in the modern era.

“[Russian leaders] will ultimately control not only the Russian states, but China … and India as well!” declared the Plain Truth in its December 1959 issue.

The Plain Truth and Trumpet have been broadcasting this same basic warning for more than six decades—even when geopolitical realities made it look extremely unlikely—because our analysis is founded on Bible prophecy.

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