April 26 2021 Recently, U.S.-Russian relations continue to be tense, the two sides through sanctions and anti-sanctions tough “tricks”, but on the other hand, U.S. President Joe Biden sent an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet, Putin will take over? Russian officials said Friday that Putin and Biden may meet in June. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also made a harsh statement the same day, if the United States continues to upgrade sanctions, Moscow is ready to take more measures.
Biden’s invitation to meet, Putin took it?
In fact, as early as March 18, Putin proposed a few days with Biden online public dialogue, a good talk, because on March 17, U.S. President Joe Biden was asked whether he thought Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “killer”, he gave a positive answer, causing a strong Russian reaction.
But Biden said only that he believed he would talk to Putin “at some point.” Later, in a phone call on April 13, Biden suddenly proposed a future summit with Putin in a third country to discuss bilateral relations. Biden has since said he has proposed a summit with Putin in Europe this summer.
At a time of tension between the United States and Russia, U.S. President Joe Biden handed over an “invitation” to the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not answer? Russian presidential aide Ushakov said on the 25th that Putin and Biden may meet in June.
Russia’s “Channel 1” television broadcast the same day the interview with Ushakov. Ushakov made the remarks in an interview.
He said the U.S. signal that it wants the two leaders to meet has been received, but a final decision depends on a number of factors. Putin’s meeting with Biden could take place in June, with even a “specific date.” But Ushakov did not give a specific date.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated the Foreign Ministry’s statement earlier this month on the same program, saying Russia “looks positively at the summit proposal and is currently considering it.”
The Russian side first harsh words, if you upgrade I will accompany to the end
However, on the same day that Ushakov hinted that Biden and Putin might meet in June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow was prepared to do more if the U.S. continued to escalate sanctions.
“All this is our response to america’s latest unfriendly move. We have announced all the measures that have been taken and are prepared to do more if the situation continues to escalate. Lavrov said.
On April 15, the United States imposed new sanctions on Russia, targeting 32 individuals and organizations. The sanctions also prohibit U.S. financial institutions from buying government bonds issued by the Russian government on the bond market after June 14. In addition, Washington said it would expel 10 Russian diplomats.
Russia has announced a series of retaliatory measures against U.S. sanctions, including expelling diplomats, barring several U.S. officials from entering the country, and recommending that U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan return to Washington for consultations.