Biden meets Putin in Geneva: White House


The White House confirmed on Tuesday that US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Switzerland next month.

White House spokesman Jen Psaki said he would meet in Geneva on June 16 to “discuss the full range of imminent issues to restore the predictability and stability of US-Russia relations.” The day after she declined to confirm the report for the next meeting.

The Kremlin said in a statement that leaders would discuss issues related to bilateral relations, strategic nuclear stability, and other issues, including fighting COVID-19 and cooperating in regional conflicts, Reuters said. I reported.

The summit will be the first face-to-face event since Biden and Putin took office in January.

Since then, Biden and Putin have spoken several times on the phone, including the first week in Biden’s parliament. On a phone call on April 13, Biden proposed a summit meeting in a third country, according to information from the White House.

Biden is in conflict with Putin and Russia, bringing up a phone call claimed by the United States that Russia interfered with the 2020 elections and suspicious information claiming that Russia provided a bounty to US soldiers in Afghanistan.

He also expressed concern about Russia’s military buildup at the border between the Crimean Peninsula and Ukraine, defeating the SolarWinds hack accused of being promoted by Russia.

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President Joe Biden will leave Marine One on May 23, 2021 at the Washington Ellipse. (Tassoska Topodis / Getty Images)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is waving on Red Square after the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 9, 2021. (Evgenia Novozhenina / Reuters)

Biden imposed new sanctions on Russia for “malicious cyber activity” against the United States in mid-April, expelled Russian diplomats and urged the expulsion of 10 Russian US diplomats. The Biden administration imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and groups in March after the Kremlin attempted to kill opposition Alexei Navalny with nerve agents. However, the administration also elicited criticism from the Republicans and abandoned sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently said that relations between the United States and Russia have deteriorated since the Cold War. In addition to sanctions, Russian authorities were upset when Biden agreed with this year’s news host that Putin was a “murderer.”

Putin challenged Biden to a live debate, but he declined. Biden’s team later doubled the “killer” assertion.

Former President Donald Trump met with Putin in Finland in July 2018. Trump was friendly to Putin before, during, and after the meeting, but he and his supporters said that his administration had closed the Russian Consulate in San Francisco or from a nuclear missile treaty that the Russians did not comply with. He said he was harsh on Russia in actions such as withdrawal, and armed Ukraine.

Biden told an employee of the State Department in Washington in February that he would make another look at Russia.

“In a completely different way than its predecessor, Putin reveals to President Putin that the era of U.S. capsizing in the face of Russia’s offensive actions such as election obstruction, cyber attacks and civil addiction is over. “I did,” said Putin.

“We do not hesitate to raise the cost of Russia and protect our important interests and our people. And when we work on coalition and coordination with other like-minded partners, we It will be more effective in dealing with Russia. “

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