US President Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin may have left Gene with a sense of accomplishment. The summit between the two countries, which was surrounded by mutual distrust, passed without much controversy նշանակ A significant list of areas for cooperation has been agreed.
But it will be much more difficult to find out the details and make tangible progress, Russia warns.
“This is a challenge for higher diplomatic mathematics,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “Of course, not only political will but also a creative approach can be shown in this issue.”
Putin and Biden agreed at a summit on Thursday to resume talks on arms control. Establish bilateral discussions on cyber security և Explore the exchange potential of citizens held in each other’s prisons. In the past, both sides have failed to make progress in these areas.
“There is no complete coincidence,” Ryabkov said in an interview with the Foreign Ministry on Friday. “If that were the case, it would mean that all the agreements have already been reached.”
“On the contrary, we have the impression that the American approach contains many different constants than ours. “Combining these approaches, these two resolutions, will be a daunting task,” he said, referring to arms control talks, adding that additional consultations could begin “in a few weeks.”
Under President Donald Trump, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (INF), which banned land-based missiles at a range of 500-5,500 km, and resisted negotiations on a replacement deal that did not include China.
At the same time, Washington has accused Russia of ordering, sponsoring, or supporting cyber-attacks on American companies, government agencies, and infrastructure. Moscow denies the allegations, saying it is a constant victim of piracy.
And while Putin and Biden have confirmed that dialogue between their troops in Syria will continue, they are still in direct opposition. Moscow supports Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Biden said the test would be whether the talks would take place in the next three or six months, but after the summit he injected a note of pessimism into the issue.
Their separate press conferences allowed both leaders to convey professional compliments to each other while repeating long-standing grievances.
Biden Condemns Russia’s Attitude Towards Opposition Activist Alexei Navalnydevastating consequencesFor Moscow, if he died in prison, he “criticized” the Kremlin’s persecution of foreign media.
Earlier, Putin compared Navalny’s jail to those prosecuted during the January riots on the US Capitol, citing a Guantanamo Bay detention center accusing Biden of human rights abuses.
But the common denominator of both assumed that the talks had at least stopped the spiraling of relations between the two countries towards the post-war period.
“We warned against having too many expectations for this summit from the beginning. “But now, first of all, based on the opinion of the president, we can say that it can be described as quite positive,” said Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday morning.
“The two leaders had the opportunity to present their positions directly, to understand more or less clearly where cooperation is possible, where there can be no interaction due to categorical differences.”
In a move that will help both sides turn the presidential deal into a tangible result, the ambassadors of each country are expected to return to their posts in the next few days after months of absence after decisions to send them home for consultations.
But Peskov warned against rapid progress. No specific agreement has been reached on cyber security, he says, “there is no deadline” for the possible exchange of prisoners.
“There are framework discussions at the state level, and then very, very difficult work will begin,” he said, referring to the exchange of prisoners. “You have to sit down and talk at the work level. It’s the same with all the other questions. “
A senior Biden administration official said the summit was aimed at instilling stability and predictability in relations, and that expectations were low.
«[W]”I do not turn off the light switch,” the official told reporters after the summit. “This will be an ongoing process, the final test is the availability of practical results.”