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Biden confirms his readiness to meet with Putin

Source : 112 Ukraine

Biden noted that a specific place and time of the summit is being worked out
10:14, 8 May 2021

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin
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US President Joe Biden confirmed that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future. It was reported by Voice of America.

Biden noted that a specific place and time of the summit is being worked out.

"I am confident that we are able to do this [hold the meeting]. We do not have a specific time or place. This is being worked out," Biden said, answering the question if the summit could take place in June.

Related: Place of possible Putin-Biden meeting not defined, - Peskov

Biden also noted that the desire to hold the meeting was not related to the fact of the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine.

“This did not affect my desire to hold a one-on-one meeting. - But if you noticed that he (Putin) had more troops earlier, he pulled out the troops. The troops are still (in the border area), but they have become much smaller, than a month ago," the US President said.

Meanwhile, head of the President Office of Ukraine Andriy Yermak states that the president of Ukraine and the US are interested in the bilateral meeting.

He stated that the meeting of the presidents was discussed during the visit of US State Secretary Antony Blinken to Ukraine.

According to Yermak, the presidents of both countries are interested in it.

Related: Zelensky invites Biden to pay official visit to Ukraine

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