Planning of the meeting of presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, which is being arranged by the White House does not mean Washington abandons the sanctions policy against Moscow. Jen Psaki, the press secretary of the White House said so at a briefing on Tuesday.
"No, it does not change the counting, the process, the analysis that is being made; I expect we will be able to say more about it soon. And, of course, the U.S. president has sent a clear message there will be consequences... Some of these consequences will be obvious, and some will remain unseen, as we often say", Psaki said replying to the question of whether the preparations for the summit between the two presidents mean Washington was ready to drop the sanctions policy.
At that, the White House representative claimed that Biden wishes to have an option to focus his efforts on the current opportunities and threats, not on competitive relations with Russia.