Contents tagged with Biden

  • Kremlin: Putin and Biden will discuss Ukraine during their next meeting

    The topic of Ukraine will be raised during the next meeting between the presidents of the United States and the Russian Federation, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The sides are currently agreeing on the timing and format of the meeting, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    "During the next contact between our presidents - its timing and other parameters are now being discussed - of course, the Ukrainian topic will arise one way or another," Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying.

    Lavrov …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Biden may meet before the end of the year

    The meeting of the presidents of the United States and Russia Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin may take place before the end of this year, said Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.

    "During the recent meeting between Ushakov (Putin’s assistant) and Nuland various options were discussed, and certain understandings were reached, "Peskov said, answering a question about the prospects for a meeting between Putin and Biden.

    "After the format and timing are determined, we will …

  • Kremlin: Biden’s statements about Putin are intended for Americans worried about Russia’s technological achievements

    US President Joe Biden's statement that the Russian economy relies only on nuclear weapons and oil is an attempt to calm domestic opponents alarmed by Russian innovations in the field of high technology and the change in the position of the American leader on Nord Stream 2, said the Vice-Speaker of the Russian Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev.

    "Some [Biden's] statements cause sincere bewilderment. This is, in fact, an attempt to repeat the ridiculous thesis of [former U.S. President] …

  • Merkel and Biden talks on Nord Stream 2 produce no results

    Negotiations between the United States and Germany on a possible deal on the Nord Stream 2 project remain hanging in the air. The dialogue that started in the spring at the level of advisers reached the heads of states, but even then, the progress could not be achieved.

    Angela Merkel's recent visit to Washington for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden did not bring a breakthrough, Reuters reported.

    Merkel stated that there are disagreements on the essence and future of the project.

    "We have …

  • Biden brings potential new sanctions to meeting with Putin

    U.S. President Joe Biden came to Geneva for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin not empty-handed. In February, he promised to end Donald Trump's policy of concessions and in March called Putin a "murderer." Before the summit, Biden refrained from making sharp statements and instead described Putin as a "smart" and worthy rival.

    After the NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, Biden said he intended to convince Putin that it was in his best interest to behave in a way, that he considered, …

  • Biden holds phone conversation with Zelensky

    U.S. President Joseph Biden held a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    According to the US President's National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, during the conversation, Biden invited Zelensky to visit Washington this summer.

    "He told President Zelensky that he looks forward to welcoming him to the White House here in Washington this summer after he returns from Europe," Sullivan said at a briefing.

    Biden also assured Zelensky of …

  • Kremlin: time of Biden-Putin meeting impossible to set due to Washington’s hostile actions

    The decision to hold a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the United States Joe Biden is impacted by hostile steps from the American side, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as quoted by Interfax.

    "We do not understand the situation, we see that in words there is a proposal to talk about cooperation in all areas that are of interest to each other. We are interested in something. Americans are interested in something. And it is only natural that we can work together," Peskov …

  • Erdogan and Aliyev condemn Biden’s recognition of Armenian genocide

    Turkish President Recep Erdogan held a telephone conversation with the of Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, during which the presidents of the two countries condemned the statement of the American President Joseph Biden on the Armenian genocide.

    "During the telephone conversation, the presidents condemned the statement of US President George Biden about the so-called "Armenian genocide,"" the statement published on Aliyev’s website reads.

    Aliyev called the words of the American President a …

  • U.S. slams sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt

    The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt, which will take effect on June 14, the White House said in a statement released Thursday.

    U.S. financial institutions are prohibited “from participation in the primary market for ruble or non-ruble denominated bonds issued after June 14, 2021 by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, or the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation; and lending ruble or non-ruble denominated …

  • Kremlin postpones indefinitely return of Russian ambassador to U.S.

    The return to the United States of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled on March 21 after a series of harsh statements by President Joe Biden, is postponed indefinitely.

    “Antonov will not return to Washington in the near future,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.

    The decision will be made "depending on what steps will be taken by Washington on the bilateral track," he explained.

    "We expect that they will still be able to demonstrate a desire for …