Russia tells U.S. to anticipate ‘uncomfortable’ indicators forward of Putin-Biden summit
President Joe Biden (L) and President Vladimir Putin.
Russia stated on Monday it could ship what it described as “uncomfortable” indicators to the US forward of a summit between the 2 nations’ leaders subsequent month and introduced it was beefing up its western border militarily.
The feedback got here a day after U.S. President Joe Biden stated he would press Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the 2 leaders meet in Geneva on June 16. Relations between the 2 powers are at post-Chilly Conflict lows.
“The People should assume that plenty of indicators from Moscow … will likely be uncomfortable for them, together with within the coming days,” Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy overseas minister, was quoted as saying by the RIA information company.
Ryabkov stated Russia could be ready to answer Biden’s queries about human rights in Russia and stated that Moscow was being extra versatile than Washington when it got here to drawing up an agenda for the summit, RIA reported.
Russia’s ties with the West are acutely strained over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a army build-up close to Ukraine in addition to allegations of election hacking.
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu stated on Monday that the US and the NATO transatlantic alliance had lately elevated army exercise to the West of Russia, which required a response from Moscow.
“The actions of our Western colleagues are destroying the world’s safety system and drive us to take sufficient countermeasures,” the Interfax information company quoted Shoigu as saying.
“Round 20 army formations and models will likely be fashioned within the Western Navy District by the tip of the 12 months,” he was quoted as saying.
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