Vladimir Putin, Russian President in an interview ahead of his meeting with Joe Biden, US President next week, said that US and Russia relations have deteriorated to the lowest points in recent years. Joe Biden and Putin are going to meet in Geneva on June 16. In the interview, Mr. Putin praised former US President Donald Trump for being a talented and extraordinary individual. He further added as a career politician was completely different from Trump.
When Putin was asked about Joe Biden calling him a killer, Putin said that he had to head many such accusations, and this is not something he would worry about. Biden, at the beginning of an eight-day trip to Europe, said that the US is not seeking any conflict with Russia and always wanted a stable relationship. However, if the Russian government involves in harmful activities, the US will give respond in a strong and meaningful way.
The Russian President was asked about many Russian dissidents’ deaths that are blamed on Moscow, along with the case of poisoning ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. He immediately dismissed the question saying it as verbal indigestion. He further said some of those who are responsible for deaths are still in prison.
The United States has traced Russia for the issue of a ransomware attack, and when asked on the topic, Putin denied the knowledge of any hackings and called on Joe Biden for reaching an agreement with him on cyberspace.
Putin Hopes Joe Biden to Be Less Impulsive Unlike Trump
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he hopes Joe Biden to be less impulsive, unlike his predecessor Trump, ahead of his meeting with the new US leader. He described Biden in an interview as a career man who spent his entire life in politics after the colorful Donal Trump. He further said that there might be some advantages and disadvantages, but he wishes there will not be any movements based on impulse on behalf of the present US president.
Biden plans to raise several US complaints, including the Russian election interference and hacking with Putin in the summit on June 16 in Geneva at the ending of the US president’s first overseas trip. Putin had admitted that in the 2016 elections, he supported Trump, who voiced admiration for the President of Russia, and at their first summit, he appeared to accept his denials of election interference.