The Russian Presidency said Friday that at the June 16 meeting of Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva, “little” progress was expected due to tensions and bilateral differences. .
“The discrepancies and even the conflicting moments in the relations between the two parties are of such a magnitude that progress towards an understanding can hardly be expected,” said Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov in an interview with Russian television.
However, he stressed that “it is sometimes useful to agree that there is disagreement” and stressed that “the two presidents have the opportunity to address all problems and disagreements directly,” according to the Russian agency Sputnik News.
“Everyone will address the issues they consider to be a priority for their country,” he stressed, warning that “attempts to control or instruct are doomed and, more importantly, the beginning progress in establishing a dialogue.”
The meeting takes place amid tensions in Ukraine and after the March clash caused by Biden’s statements describing Putin as a “murderer”, which the Russian president urged his counterparts to “always project onto others.” what they think of themselves “. “.