Russian President Vladimir Putin: On Sunday, Biden announced that when he spoke to Putin, he would insist that human rights be respected in Russia. (Source: Sergei Ilyin / Kremlin Pool / imago images)
Russian President Putin and US President Joe Biden will meet at a summit in June. After the US had already sent demands to Moscow, the Kremlin is now shooting back.
Two weeks before US President Joe Biden’s first summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the differences between the two military superpowers are intensifying. Russia announced on Monday, according to reports from domestic news agencies, a bunch of “unpleasant signals” for the round of talks planned for June 16 in Geneva and accused the US of not wanting to talk about all topics. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said that his country was ready to discuss any issues.
On Sunday, Biden announced that when he spoke to Putin, he would insist that human rights must be respected in Russia. Western states criticize the actions of the Russian authorities against the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters. In addition, relations between the United States and Russia are strained, among other things, because of accusations of interference in the US election campaign.