Russia shouldn’t be anticipating any main breakthrough when President Vladimir Putin and US counterpart Joe Biden maintain their first summit this month, Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov stated Tuesday.
“We’re not underneath any illusions and we’re not making an attempt to create the impression that there will probably be any breakthrough, any historic fateful choices,” Lavrov advised a press convention in Moscow forward of the June 16 talks in Geneva.
“However the actual fact of top-level talks between the 2 main nuclear powers is after all vital,” he stated, after a web-based assembly of officers from the BRICS alliance of main rising international locations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa).
The face-to-face assembly between the 2 leaders comes amid ranges of rigidity not seen for years, and each international locations have downplayed expectations of any vital outcomes.
Since taking workplace, Biden has imposed new sanctions towards Moscow over what US authorities say was the Russian function within the large SolarWinds cyberattack and meddling within the 2020 presidential election.
Washington has additionally harshly criticised Moscow for the near-death poisoning and subsequent imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Biden on Sunday pledged to lift delicate points within the talks, saying he would clarify to Putin that “we is not going to stand by and let him abuse” human rights.
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