The two leaders will not meet in Austria or Finland

The two leaders will not meet in Austria or Finland

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The summit of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland and his United States ally, Joseph Biden, will most likely be held in June, “Kommersant” announced today, referring to sources in the Russian government.

Biden, who said in March that he believed Putin was a “killer”, caused Moscow to withdraw the ambassador from Washington for consultations, saying he spoke to Putin during his planned trip to Europe next month Would like to do, reports Reuters.

The White House said that differences between Washington and Moscow should be settled before the meeting, and the Kremlin responded that it was considering the possibility of holding the meeting.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will meet in Iceland this weekend, a top-level dialogue between Moscow and Washington since Biden took over on 20 January.

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It is expected that during the meeting between Lavrov and Blinken, preparations for a possible meeting between the two presidents will be discussed.

Biden suggested that talks with Putin should take place in a European country on 15 and 16 June, as reported by Moscow’s “Comersent” last month.



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