US News Lead 1-Summit Putin-Biden: few progress expected by Moscow and Washington
biden ensures the Europeans of his support before meeting Putin
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USA-Russia / Summit-Agreements (Lead 1): Lead 1-Summit Putin-biden: few progress expected by Moscow and Washington
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by Vladimir Soldatkin
Moscow, June 15 (Reuters) - The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden should not lead to concrete agreements but the discussions Nevertheless, will be useful, said Tuesday a Kremlin Advisor, while relations between Washington and Moscow have been at the lowest for years.
The two leaders will meet Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, for the first time since the entry into office of Joe Biden last January.
biden reaffirms support for Ukraine before meeting with Putin
USA-Ukraine-Zelenski: biden reaffirms support for Ukraine before meeting with Putin © Reuters / Carlos Barria Biden reaffirms support for Ukraine Before meeting with Putin Kiev / Wahsington (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden said Monday to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodimir Zelenski he would defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, before his meeting planned with the President Russian Vladimir Putin.
A senior representative from the Biden administration said on arrival at Geneva of the American delegation, do not expect great results during this interview.
Joe Biden indicated at the end of the NATO summit, Monday in Brussels, that it was a "critical" meeting and that he would propose to his Russian counterpart to cooperate in areas where both country have common interests.
The Kremlin Foreign Policy Advisor, Youri Ouchakov, told reporters that the agenda - with the exception of final releases - had been confirmed on Monday during a telephone exchange with the National Security Advisor White House, Jake Sullivan.
Nuclear stability, climate change, cybersecurity and the future of American and Russian nationals imprisoned in their respective countries will be on the agenda, he said.
an American destroyer in the Bosphorus, Russian aircraft above Denmark, day of tension on the European continent
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin must meet Wednesday in Geneva © DR an American destroyer (illustration) Conflict - Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin must meet Wednesday in Geneva the Day of Force Demonstrations. An American War Ship has crossed this Friday, Turkish straits to win the Black Sea, on the background of tension between Ukraine and Russia, the Turkish State Agency has reported.
"I'm not sure that agreements will be concluded. I consider this meeting with practical optimism," said Youi Ouchakov, echoing the right of the head of the Russian diplomacy who claimed earlier this month does not wait major decision of this summit.
Joe Biden, who answered in the affirmative in March when he was asked during an interview if he considered that Vladimir Putin was a "killer", denounces an unacceptable behavior of Russia on a range of topics, including electoral interference and alleged hacking acts.
"The situation is close to being critical. Obviously, something needs to be done in this context," said Yuri Ouchakov, former Russian ambassador to the United States from 1998 to 2008, while the relations between Moscow and Washington Faced since the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014.
At the same time, the leaders opened the door to a possible exchange of prisoners, which could be part of the Russian Arms Merchant Viktor End. (Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow, Steve Holland in Geneva; French version Dagmarah Mackos and Jean Terzian, edited by Sophie Louet)
Lead 1-France and Germany propose an EU summit with Putin-Diplomats .
EU-Summit / Russia (Lead 1): Lead 1-France and Germany propose an EU summit with Putin-Diplomatics (updated All along with details, context) Brussels, 23 June (Reuters) - France and Germany proposed Wednesday that the European Union is organizing a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the hope of improving relations with Moscow, we learned from two diplomats, which paves the way for a possible first meeting of this level since 2014.