According to a report by Interfax on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he hopes his summit with US President Joe Biden will help establish dialogue and personal contacts between the two countries.
Biden will meet Putin in Geneva on June 16 to hold a summit at a time when bilateral relations are strained due to a wide range of issues.
“Update our personal contacts and relationships, establish direct dialogue, and establish a truly effective mechanism in areas that represent common interests…” Interfax News Agency quoted Putin’s words in an excerpt from an interview on national television. The interview will be broadcast later.
According to Interfax news agency, Putin also stated that if Washington takes the same measures against Moscow and the two countries reach an agreement on this, Russia will be prepared to hand over cybercriminals to the United States.
The White House stated that U.S. President Biden will publicize the issue of hacking attacks from Russia at the Geneva summit with Putin.
“If we agree to extradite the criminal, then, of course, Russia will do it, and we will do it, but only if the other party, in this case the United States, agrees to extradite the criminal to the Russian Federation,” Putin said. . Institutions.