US President Joe Biden’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to meet Vladimir Putin was welcomed in Moscow on Wednesday, showing that Washington was the first sign of a conflict with Russia that succumbed to Ukraine.
Russian officials said that there are signs that a possible meeting has been held in Finland, and Russia has finally received the respect it deserves.
Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, said: “This is a very important step forward… it’s news all over the world.”
In a telephone conversation with Putin on Tuesday, Biden proposed to hold the summit in a neutral position, while tensions between Russia and the West are rising over Ukraine.
Since 2014, the Ukrainian army has been accumulating Russian troops on the Ukrainian border fighting pro-Russian separatists, which has aroused NATO’s warnings and warnings.
In his conversation, Biden reiterated US support for the pro-Western government in Kiev and called on Russia to ease tensions. However, he also held the first face-to-face meeting with Putin and held talks on “a series of issues facing the United States and Russia.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (Dmitry Peskov) said on Wednesday that the proposal would be considered, but Putin spoke with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö as early as Tuesday night, who said , The topic is Biden’s phone call and “planned meeting between the two presidents.”
Finland hosted the last summit of leaders between Russia and the United States in 2018, when Putin met with then-U.S. President Donald Trump.
The former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (Mikhail Gorbachev) reacted to the news of a possible meeting and compared the summit with his meeting with Ronald Reagan and Reck in Geneva in the 1980s. The meeting in Reykjavik was compared.
Others also tend to call it a return to the superpower meeting during the Cold War.
Leonid Slutsky, head of the International Affairs Committee of the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, told reporters: “The good news is that the leaders of the two largest nuclear powers have confirmed their willingness to cooperate.”
Many people pointed out that the call was an initiative of the United States, and the White House’s statement did not include criticism of Russia’s human rights situation or the imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Vladimir Solovyov, the host of the Kremlin’s pro-TV show, said: “Biden asked for a telephone conversation yesterday. Biden called and Biden wanted to talk about the summit.”
Speaking of the US statement, he said: “Two hundred words! But where are those human rights?… A sentence about LGBT+, especially a sentence about Navani.”
Even opponents of the Kremlin said that the announcement of the summit was Putin’s victory.