US President Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will meet in Washington on Wednesday for talks aimed at arresting the rapidly deteriorating relations between the two countries due to mutual distrust.
As leaders, as the first face-to-face meeting, presidents will face accusations, complaints, and accusations against each other, including alleged Russian cyberattacks և Election interference US sanctions v. Moscow և Kremlin delusions in connection with NATO military expansion in Eastern Europe.
Biden described Putin as a “worthy opponent” before his meeting and said he was going to explain to the Russian leader “what the red lines are.”
He said Russia was trying to drive a wedge into transatlantic solidarity, that the United States was experiencing growing cyber-activity.
“I’m going to make it clear to President Putin that there are areas where we can work together if he chooses,” Biden said on Monday. “And if he chooses not to cooperate, to act as he did before, in connection with cyber security, some other actions, then we will respond. We will respond in kind. ”
The summit is scheduled to start at 1 pm Geneva time, “it may take 5 hours, including breaks and talks between the two delegations,” the Kremlin said on Tuesday. The presidents will meet in two dimensions. One is a small group, including the US Secretary of State և the Russian Foreign Minister, and the other is on a larger scale.
Biden traveled to Gene a week after leaving for Europe Meeting G7:, EU ԱՏ NATO allies. The response to the threats posed by Russia continued to be voiced in negotiations with Western leaders. The US President said that world leaders thanked for holding the summit, which some analysts say criticized like handing Putin a diplomatic victory.
Moscow has tried to soften expectations of any serious progress in the talks. Analysts on both sides speculated that the mere occurrence of the meeting could at least mean a post-Cold War bilateral relationship.
Yuri Ushakov, Putin’s foreign policy adviser, described relations between Moscow and Washington as “difficult”. “I think both sides understand that it is time to start resolving these accumulations,” he told Russian news agencies.
The White House and the Kremlin have both stated that they will focus on arms control, cybersecurity and climate change. The United States wants to discuss human rights, cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan, and Washington’s support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, where Russia recruited 100,000 troops earlier this year.
Kremlin officials have said that the talks will also take place potential exchange citizens held in each other’s prisons.
The ambassadors to the two countries resigned earlier this year after Biden called for a series of events that agreed with the interviewer that Putin was a “murderer.” Both ambassadors are expected to return to their seats in Moscow and Washington after the summit, three people familiar with the plans said.
Although he accepted Russia’s requests for a diplomatic choreography at the meeting, which could lead to a thaw in relations, Biden will hold a press conference alone before speaking with Putin.
In 2018, Donald Trump gave a joint press conference with Putin, in which the US leader appeared next to his Russian counterpart for his own intelligence community.