In the cold relationship between Washington and Moscow, the presidents of the United States and Russia will meet in Geneva on June 16.
US President Joe Biden stated that he plans to put pressure on Russian President Putin on human rights issues. summit In Geneva next month.
Biden said in a speech commemorating the Memorial Day holiday on Sunday that he will make it clear at the meeting that “we will not stand by and let him abuse these rights.”
Biden and Putin exchanged some Stern words and blame Since the President of the United States took office in January, the meeting will be held on June 16.
The White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement: “Leaders will discuss a full range of pressing issues as we seek to restore the predictability and stability of US-Russian relations.” statement The summit was confirmed last week.
The Kremlin said in a statement that Biden and Putin will discuss bilateral relations, issues related to strategic nuclear stability, and other issues, including cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and regional conflicts.
The leaders’ first face-to-face meeting was held at a time when relations between Washington and Moscow were strained due to several issues, including alleged Russian cyber attacks on the United States and detentions. Alexei Navalny, Critics of the Kremlin.
Last month, Biden announced that he Majestic In response to the hacker attack known as the SolarWinds vulnerability in 2020, a series of new sanctions were imposed on Russia and the country’s 10 diplomats were expelled.
The President of the United States stated that he told Putin in a phone call on April 13 that the United States “could have gone further” but “does not intend to initiate a cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia.”
It is believed that Russian hackers infected widely used software with malicious code, allowing them to access the networks of at least nine institutions. US officials also accused Putin of authorizing influence operations to help former US President Donald Trump failed his re-election campaign in November last year.
Russia has denied involvement in the SolarWinds hack and so-called election interference.
The Biden administration and its allies accused Moscow of “provocative“About Russia’s military build-up on the eastern border of Ukraine.
Russia denies that its actions near the border pose a threat.
Biden said at the time that he had assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he was “steadfast in the confrontation between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists who control parts of the East Donbass region. Support”.