April 14th, local time, according to the Russian News Agency, John Sullivan, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, was invited to meet with Russian Assistant President Yuri Ushakov. Ushakov said that if the United States imposes a new round of sanctions on Russia when President Biden intends to improve relations with Russia, Russia will respond in the strongest way.
On the 13th, Russian President Putin was invited to talk to US President Biden by phone. During the call, Biden expressed his interest in normalizing bilateral events and was willing to establish a stable and predictable interaction mechanism with Russia. Meanwhile, Biden proposed to consider the possibility of holding a meeting between the two heads of state in the near future.
In March this year, the U.S. government said that Navalny, a Russian opposition figure, was “drugged” by Russia last August, and announced a series of sanctions against Russia on this grounds. Since then, the White House has repeatedly said that the sanctions are only the beginning, and there will be new sanctions against Russia in the future.