The conflict in Ukraine should be the main topic of conversation – US President Joe Biden had proposed a meeting with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation. Austria wants to align this.
Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has once again promoted his country as the host for a possible summit by Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin and his US colleague Joe Biden. The Kremlin in Moscow announced on Friday after Putin’s phone call with Kurz that he had proposed the capital Vienna as the venue.
Besides Austria, Finland had also offered itself. According to media reports, Switzerland should also try to host it. In view of the considerable tension between the two states, Biden had proposed a summit meeting in a third country to Putin, according to his ideas in Europe in the summer. The Kremlin has so far left it open whether Putin will accept the invitation.
According to the Kremlin, the conversation with the Austrian Chancellor also dealt with the situation in the conflict area of eastern Ukraine. In addition, the imprisonment of the Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny was an issue.