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Kremlin makes statement on Biden-Putin summit - and surprises with evaluation

2021-06-20T20:57:37.569Z

A sign of relaxation? US President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin have a number of conflict issues. After the meeting in Geneva, however, there is praise.



A sign of relaxation?

US President Joe Biden and Russia's President Vladimir Putin have a number of conflict issues.

After the meeting in Geneva, however, there is praise.

Geneva - The Kremlin is currently adopting conciliatory tones towards the USA.

He praised the summit of Russia's President Vladimir Putin * and US President Joe Biden * as a meeting “with a plus sign”.

"We warned against excessive expectations in connection with this summit from the start," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday on

Echo Moskvy

radio station

.

"But now we can say, mainly based on the assessment of the president himself, that it was more of a plus sign." However, there are still differences between Russia * and the USA *, said Peskov - for example with regard to Belarus or the Role of NATO.

+

Facing each other: Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden at their meeting in Geneva.

© Peter Klaunzer / AFP

Kremlin praise after Biden-Putin meeting in Geneva: "As much as that may sound like pathos"

The Kremlin spokesman also announced that the Russian ambassador would return to Washington in the coming days. At their meeting in Geneva on Wednesday, Putin and Biden agreed on the return of their ambassadors to Moscow and Washington. The diplomats returned to their homeland in the spring as tensions between the two countries grew. The step now agreed is a sign of de-escalation.

Peskow also praised the declaration of both presidents on new strategic talks on arms control as a text in which "the special responsibility of our two states not only towards our peoples, but - as much as that may sound like pathos - towards the whole world" realize.

(AFP / frs)

* Merkur.de

is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

List of rubric lists: © Peter Klaunzer / AFP

Source: merkur

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