Biden to urge Putin to respect human rights in Geneva
US President Joe Biden said on Sunday he would pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the two leaders meet in June.
Speaking in honor of the American Memorial Day holiday, Biden said: “I am meeting with President Putin in a few weeks in Geneva to make it clear to him that we will not do this, we will not let him abuse him. these rights. “
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The Kremlin said it had no information about the latest attack.
Announcing the June 16 meeting, the White House said the two leaders would discuss a range of issues aimed at restoring “predictability and stability” to Washington-Moscow relations.
It comes amid strained relations over the US election meddling that Moscow denies, cyberattacks and Ukraine.
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