The face-to-face assembly with the Kremlin leader comes amid ranges of rigidity not seen for years, with Washington now dialing again its ambitions to little greater than establishing a relationship wherein each side perceive one another and may work collectively in particular areas.
“I’ll be assembly with President Putin in a few weeks in Geneva, making it clear that we are going to not — we won’t stand by and let him abuse these rights,” Biden stated in a speech referring to the summit, which is about for June 16.
The president delivered his remarks at an occasion forward of Memorial Day, which honors fallen armed forces members, and in addition spoke of his son Beau Biden, who died six years in the past Sunday after a battle with most cancers.
Since taking workplace, Biden has imposed new sanctions towards Moscow over what US authorities say was the Russian position within the huge SolarWinds cyber assault and repeated meddling within the 2020 presidential election.
In addition, Washington has harshly criticized Moscow for the near-death poisoning and subsequent imprisonment of one of many final open opponents to Putin, Alexei Navalny.
Tensions are additionally excessive over Ukraine, the place Russia already controls swaths of territory and not too long ago massed troops on the border in a brand new present of power.
Yet one other focus is on Russian-dominated Belarus, which precipitated an uproar this week after authorities compelled an airliner passing overhead to land, then arrested an opponent to President Alexander Lukashenko who had been aboard.