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Biden to raise issue of human rights abuses during meeting with Putin

Source : 112 Ukraine

The meeting of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will take place in Geneva on June 16
08:46, 31 May 2021

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin
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US President Joe Biden will discuss human rights abuses with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the meeting in Switzerland next month. This was reported by CNN with reference to Biden's speech on Memorial Day.

"I'll be meeting with President Putin in a couple of weeks in Geneva, making it clear that we will not - we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights," Biden said.

Related: Biden can call Zelensky before summit with Putin in Geneva

Joe Biden added that the United States is obliged to speak up when it sees human rights violations, but did not provide any other details for the upcoming summit. It is noted that despite the deterioration of relations between the two countries on issues such as Ukraine and interference in the elections, Biden hopes to establish a clear channel of communication - it will avoid undue surprises.

This week was reported that the meeting of U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will take place in Geneva on June 16. Relevant information was confirmed by the Kremlin and the White House.

Putin and Biden are expected to discuss bilateral relations, strategic stability, as well as topical issues of the international order, the fight against the pandemic and the settlement of regional conflicts.

Earlier, U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the near future. The place of the summit was unknown.

Besides, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky also commented on the meeting of Biden and Putin.

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