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Geneva, Putin after US-Russia summit: “Biden is a great statesman, with him a constructive meeting”

June 16, 2021 6:37 pm

According to the Kremlin leader, an agreement has been reached with the United States for the return of the ambassadors and consultations on cyber security have been agreed

“No hostility” but for now nothing … White House – Vladimir Putin, after calling the talks with Joe Biden “very constructive”, added that he did not believe that there was “hostility” between the two leaders. Regarding his interlocutor, Putin said that Biden “is very different from President Trump”. And he called him an “expert statesman”. The Russian leader explained that the two talked in detail for two hours: one thing, he stressed, that it would not be possible to do with most politicians. Putin nevertheless made it clear that he had not been invited to the White House: “For these meetings there must be mature conditions”.

Shared strategies – “The US and Russia have a special responsibility in terms of strategic stability. We have agreed that consultations will begin at the interdepartmental level under the auspices of the US State Department and the Russian Foreign Ministry,” Putin explained. “The US has concerns about the militarization of the Arctic but they are unjustified, we have not done anything new, we have only restored existing structures,” he stressed. “We talked about the issue of US citizens detained in Russia and on this point we will be able to find a compromise,” he added.

Navalny e Guantanamo – Putin then spoke of two very sensitive issues. “Navalny? This person knew he was violating a Russian law and has committed the same crime several times,” he said of the jailed activist and opponent. Speaking of human rights, with respect to which there have been differences in the last few hours, especially with the president of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Putin added: “Guantanamo is still open, and does not correspond to international human rights standards or laws. of the United States. What human rights are we talking about? In Europe there were prisons where torture was taken. In Russia we are developing our path “.

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