The summit between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva today will not be a friendly meeting. First, Russia recently included the United States on its official “enemy country” list.
He confirmed at the G7 summit on Sunday that the almost only agreement between the US and Russian presidents is that the relationship between the two countries is at the “lowest point.”
>> Biden and Putin meet in Geneva today. The meeting should last five hours.
“I think (Putin) is right, this is (the lowest point of the relationship). It depends on his response to (required) to act in accordance with international norms. This will not work in many cases,” he added at the time, Biden.
The fact that neither country currently has an ambassador to another country fully illustrates these relationships. Senior Russian officials have been sanctioned by the United States for everything from the annexation of Crimea of Ukraine to interference in the US elections. Two former US Marines are now being held in Russian prisons. One of them was sentenced to 16 years in prison for espionage.
The meeting itself appeared to have been arranged after the sudden assembly of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border in April, including in the annexed Crimea, which shocked Kiev, as well as Washington and Brussels. A month ago, when the reporter was asked in an interview whether the person who assassinated Putin answered “yes, I think it is”, Biden added that he would “pay the price” for meddling in the 2016 and 2020 U.S. elections. To support Biden’s opponents and predecessors. President Donald Trump is more sympathetic to Putin.
Putin responded to Biden’s provocative statement, saying that he “knows himself best” and “hopes that Biden is healthy.”
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Despite this-or because of this-the two are still meeting today, and this is the first time they have served as presidents of their respective states. No matter how the meeting ends, many people in Russia believe that the meeting itself is a success. Putin himself probably thinks so too.
Andrei Kortunov, director of the Moscow RIAC Research Center, said: “The summit is very important in terms of symbolism. It puts Russia in the same alliance with the United States. For Putin, symbolism is not unimportant. British Broadcasting Corporation.
Biden met Putin at the beginning of his term. This was his first visit and at Biden’s request. This meeting was not accidental. It was held between the main summits, but a separate summit, one-on-one. All of these are just extra points for the Kremlin and Putin’s foreign policy prestige. The only disadvantage is that there may not be a joint press conference after the closed-door meeting, when Putin can teach his American counterparts in front of the world media camera. But without it, he would survive in some way.
“Putin definitely wants to be equal to the President of the United States. He wants to be respected under his conditions,” the political analyst Lilia Shevcova agreed: “Putin wants to show his muscles and become a member of the club.”
Garry Kasparov, a Russian dissident and world chess champion who holds a Croatian passport, claimed that the United States has no advantage at this highest-level summit. Despite repeated attacks on American interests, he has given Putin the legitimacy he seeks. , Made huge concessions to Putin.
“The American people should know why President Biden met with someone he rightfully called a’killer’. What’s on the negotiating table? Ukraine? Hacking? How do we know if it was successful? Putin has got what he wants. , They might get more; what about America?” Kasparov warned on Twitter last week.
The Geneva election is reminiscent of the 1985 Cold War meeting, the first summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, but it is expected that Biden and Putin will be the two to reach an agreement or the meeting will It is naive to cause a similar political warming between the two countries. Two world powers.