Former President of the United States of America Donald Trump said that the meeting between American leader Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin was a success for Russia, while the States got nothing out of it. Trump stated this on Fox News channel.
"We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing. We gave up something that was unbelievably valuable...I think it was a good day for Russia. I don't think we got anything out of it," he said.
I stopped the pipeline, Nord Stream 2, and the pipeline was stopped, and it was given back [to Germany and Russia] and nothing was gotten for it," Trump said.
Trump emphasized that Biden agreed for the construction of Nord Stream 2 while canceling the Canadian-American gas pipeline project. At the same time, Russia "will receive an undue windfall from oil sales to Germany," while Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to underpay her own dues to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which balance will instead continue to be subsidized by the United States.
According to Trump, Russia “dominated” the negotiations with Biden.
As it was reported earlier, the conversation between two presidents took place in Geneva on June 16. The American delegation included US State Secretary Anthony Blinken, while the Russian delegation was represented by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The meeting was divided into two parts: it was a narrow format in the presence of Lavrov and Blinken as well as an expanded format.
The conversation lasted about four hours. Upon its completion, Russian President was the first to hold a press conference, during which he described the meeting as “good”.