Russia to make announcement on potential Biden-Putin summit
UPDATED 1:26 PM PT – Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Russia has reported it will soon make an announcement about a potential summit between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.
During a conference call on Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow and Washington must cooperate on cybersecurity to stop hackers. He also emphasized the need to discuss U.S. and Russian relations of regional conflicts as well as strategic nuclear stability.
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“By all means strategic stability and the control over the nuclear weapons will be on the agenda for sure,” Peskov assured. “…Let’s first wait for the announcement on this matter and discuss the agenda later.”
The spokesman’s comments followed the White House announcement that the two leaders will meet face to face in Switzerland on June 16.
Meanwhile, lawmakers have continued to raise concerns over Russia’s state sponsored hacking and have condemned Biden’s decision to waive sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 Russian pipeline.