So far, Putin has kept the decision on such a high-level meeting open. The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday accused state television of “taking hostile action.” That is why it is difficult to accept a possible summit.
In mid-April, Putin was already on the phone with Biden Proposed a summit. According to the White House, the purpose of the summer meeting in a third European country is to “discuss the full range of issues facing the United States.” Russia Face. Many EU countries have already volunteered to host.
Countries imposed sanctions on each other
In retaliation Moscow Hacker attacks and Interference in US elections Was United States Following Biden’s summit proposal, ten Russian ambassadors were expelled and new sanctions were imposed. In response, Russia expelled ten US diplomats and imposed sanctions on the United States. In addition, the government in Moscow imposed a curfew on top US government officials.
In an earlier interview, the US president had already answered yes to a question from Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin. To a “murderer”.. Biden has repeatedly stated that he does not want expansion with Russia, but that Moscow’s actions are having consequences. Biden, who has been in office since January 20, had already announced a tough stance on Russia during the election campaign.
The US president’s first foreign trip will take him to the G7 summit in June (June 11-13) England And NATO’s Best Meeting (June 14) Belgium. In Brussels A high-level meeting with the European Union is also planned. Through the trip, Biden wants to underline his goal of renewing Atlantic relations and cooperation with allies.