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Joe Biden And Vladimir Putin Set To Meet This Coming Month

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One of the most-awaited meetings of two of the world’s most powerful leaders is about to take place on June 16 in Geneva Switzerland. President Joe Biden of the United States of America and president Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation will have their first encounter next month to “discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship,” according to the White House.

The two heads-of-state have only spoken on the phone back in January, right after Biden was 

sworn in as US president. Both respective representatives of the USA and Russia will have their hands full when they meet face-to-face due to rising tensions between the two former rival nations of the cold war.

Biden and Putin had heated verbal exchanges back in March when the POTUS agreed when asked in an interview if the former-KGB agent was a “killer.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded through an interview stating “these are very bad statements by the President of the United States. He definitely does not want to improve relations with us, and we will continue to proceed from this.”

Putin on the other hand, challenged Biden to a live discourse and offered up a deep analysis of the situation.

“I would like to offer President Biden to continue our discussion, but on condition that we’ll do so, what is called live, online. Without anything pre-recorded, in an open and direct discussion. It seems to me, it would be interesting both for Russian people and for the US people, as well as for many other countries,” Putin said.

“When we evaluate other people, states and nations, we always seem to be looking in the mirror. We always see ourselves. We always pass on to another person what we ourselves are in essence. In childhood, when we argued with each other, we said: ‘He who calls names is called that himself.’ This is no coincidence, this is not just a childish joke, it has a very deep psychological meaning,” Putin added.

The war of words turned into actions as the Biden administration imposed sanctions and expelled Russian diplomats on the grounds of the country’s 2020 election interference and the SolarWinds hacking. Russia countered by throwing U.S. diplomats out of the country.

Earlier this year, the two world powers were also engaged in a tense military build-up along the border in Ukraine where 80,000 Russian troops were deployed, according to reports.

In the midst of rising global tensions, the timing of this meeting can’t be more perfect. While the topic of world peace is of utmost importance in this meeting, president Biden should also avoid being perceived as weak. Mistaking kindness for weakness is the last thing that America needs

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