China and India Received Record Amounts of Russian Crude in May

Data from two top ship tracking firms revealed that shipments of Russian crude oil to China and India, Russia’s top two buyers, rose by ten percent in May to hit record levels despite the Biden administration’s pleas to cut down on Moscow’s prodigious income stream by respecting sanctions and price caps.

The tanker Sun Arrows loads its cargo of liquefied natural gas from the Sakhalin-2 project

China Says It Has ‘No Time’ to Deal with Antony Blinken

China’s state-run Global Times propaganda newspaper published an editorial on Wednesday dismissing calls by American Secretary of State Antony Blinken for Beijing to return to communications with Washington, stating the Communist Party has “no time” for “insincere people” like Blinken.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the Summit for Democracy on March 30,

Report: Russia Becomes India’s Top Oil Supplier

Cargo data cited by The Hindu on Sunday showed Russia has become the top supplier of oil to India, with deliveries accounting for 22 percent of India’s total crude imports, vaulting past Iran with just over 20 percent and Saudi Arabia with 16 percent.

A worker stacks oil barrels at a filling station in n Chennai on February 24, 2022. (Photo