Biden and Putin will have summit meeting in Geneva next month

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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Amid rising tensions over a variety of issues between them, US President and Russian President Vladimir will meet face-to-face at a summit in Geneva on June 16, the Times of reports.

In addition to accusing Russian agents of carrying out last year’s SolarWinds hacking campaign, the Biden administration alleges that interfered in the 2020 US general election. Moreover, Biden has accused Russia of poisoning opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

In a statement about his first phone call with Putin last week, Biden said: “I made it clear to President Putin, in a manner very different from my predecessor, that the days of the rolling over in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions — interfering with our election, cyber-attacks, poisoning its citizens — are over. We will not hesitate to raise the cost on Russia and defend our vital interests and our people.”

Nevertheless, the has stated it wants a “stable and predictable” relationship with Russia, the Times of Israel reports.

Confirming the summit next week, the Kremlin said in a statement that the two leaders will discuss “the current state and prospects of the Russian-US relations, strategic stability issues and the acute problems on the international agenda, including interaction in dealing with the pandemic and settlement of regional conflicts,” the Times of Israel said.

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