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Putin and Biden May Meet in Yalta

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11.05.2021

Even though Joe Biden did cross the “red line” and defied basic decency by calling Russia’s president Vladimir Putin a “soulless killer” in his March interview, where he threatened Russia with a number of hostile steps, less than a week later Putin offered his American counterpart to hold direct televised talks on air.

“I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussions, but on the condition that we actually do it live, online, but without any delay, and in an open direct discussion,” the Russian president said.

After months of deliberation, Joe Biden rejected Putin’s request for “live public conversation”, instead he suggested in a telephone conversation with Putin to hold a personal meeting to discuss the differences that exist between the two countries. At the same time, in its statement about the essence of the telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin that was initiated by Biden, the White House, persisted in threatening and edifying Russia, thus putting on display the overtly aggressive US position towards Moscow. However, one can’t help but wonder whether or not this stance can be described as appropriate, since it was the American president that proposed to hold a personal meeting?

Meanwhile, Biden’s proposal for a personal meeting with the Russian president is clearly an attempt to somehow whitewash the outright failures of the policies that Washington has been pursuing in recent months. Those failures may negatively affect not only the image of the sitting Biden administration, but also the US positions in the world.

The Biden administration’s desire to link the idea of the summit with the ongoing escalation of the conflict in Donbass is apparent, as this bloody civil war was staged and continues to be supported by the United States. Last April, according to Ukrainian media........

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