Biden, Putin to meet in Geneva on June 16

Biden, Putin to meet in Geneva on June 16
France 24 video, YouTube

[Ed. – How many hours into the summit before Biden (1) forgets Putin’s name and/or country and (2) receives a wedgie  from his fellow head of state?

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16, the White House said on Tuesday.

“The leaders will discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

Biden has previously said he wants Putin to stop trying to influence U.S. elections, stop cyberattacks on U.S. networks emanating from Russia, stop threatening Ukraine’s sovereignty and release jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

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Earlier this month, Reuters reported that the U.S. and Russia are lowering expectations for big breakthroughs at the superpower summit, with the two countries in no mood to make concessions on their bitter disagreements.

The White House has also been wary of describing Biden as seeking a “reset” in relations with Putin. …

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