The authoritative German publication “Der Spiegel”, with reference to the agencies AFP and Reuters, publishes on May 30 this year. an editorial on US President Joe Biden’s position on his June 16 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva.
The publication quotes the words of the President of the United States from his Sunday speech on the occasion of Memorial Day. Joe Biden said that “in two weeks I will be meeting with President Putin in Geneva and I will make it clear to him that we will not just watch them violate human rights.” During the first summit of the two heads of state on June 16, this year. Joe Biden intends to force his counterpart Vladimir Putin to respect human rights.
Biden also said that he had already made similar demands to Chinese President Xi Jinping in a lengthy telephone conversation with him in February this year.
According to Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki, Joe Biden intends to discuss with Putin in Geneva “the full range of pressing issues, at a time when we seek to restore predictability and stability in US-Russian relations.”
The German newspaper emphasizes that confirming the date of the meeting, the Kremlin announced that Biden and Putin in Switzerland will discuss “strategic stability”, the settlement of “regional conflicts” and the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
At present, relations between Washington and Moscow are tense, the publication notes. The United States, among other things, accuses Russia of interfering in several election processes in the United States and of a hacker attack on the software development company SolarWinds. Recently, Washington also sharply criticized Russia’s role in the Ukrainian conflict and Putin’s actions against imprisoned opposition politician Alexei Navalny.