US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has earmarked the scope of issues that US President Joe Biden plans to discuss with President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
As reported TASS, the first issue concerns the stabilization of relations between Moscow and Washington.
Blinken added that the US isn’t seeking to escalate relations with Russia, but will respond to Russia’s actions that it considers unfriendly. “Before he assumed the presidency, Biden had clearly stated that if Russia decides to act unreasonably or aggressively, the US will take response measures. However, we’re not seeking to escalate relations. We would prefer more stable and predictable relations. If Russia moves in this direction, we will, too,” Blinken said.
Earlier, the White House had disclosed the list of topics that Biden might touch upon during his meeting with Putin, including the conflict in Ukraine and the situation around Alexey Navalny.