Some believe that this meeting can also solve the diplomatic conflict. If this happens, then Russia can send its ambassador back to America.
Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin (File Photo-AFP)
America and Russia, the two opposing countries of the world, will meet in Geneva on June 16. The two countries have had strained relations for a long time. Both the US and Russia have acknowledged that relations between the two are at their lowest. Recently Russia released its list of ‘Unfriendly State’ in which America was also named. There is no ambassador in both the countries.
America has banned Russia for many things, including interfering in the US election. On the other hand, two former US soldiers are lodged in a Russian prison, one of whom is serving a 16-year sentence for naval espionage. After the arrival of the new administration in America, the relationship between the two was expected to improve but it did not happen.
Biden called Putin a ‘killer’
In March, just two months after he was sworn in, US President Joe Biden called Putin a “murderer”. The meeting in Geneva is the first meeting between Putin and President Biden. According to the director of the RIAC thinktank in Russia, this meeting is very important because it shows Russia at par with America. On Wednesday, there will be a long conversation between the top leaders of the two countries.
On what issues does Russia want cooperation?
Political analysts believe that Putin wants respect from America on his own terms. He wants to remain in the group of powerful leaders. The White House says it wants to establish “permanent” relations with Russia. At the same time, last week Putin told the media that if we find a way to work together with America on nuclear weapons control, regional conflict including Syria, Libya and other issues, then this meeting will be considered successful.
Russia denies cyber attack allegations
Some believe that this meeting can also solve the diplomatic conflict. If this happens, then Russia can send its ambassador back to America. At the same time, America can also raise the issue of marines in Russian jail.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with TV channel NBC on Monday dismissed as baseless allegations that Russia is conducting cyber attacks against the US. On Wednesday, ahead of a summit with Russia’s Putin in Geneva, Biden held a meeting with the leaders of the three Baltic countries as part of a move to reassure US support for NATO.
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