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Biden and Putin Meet in Geneva For First Time Amidst High Tensions

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  • United States President Joe Biden met with Russian counterpart Vladamir Putin amidst high tensions between the countries after past divides such as accusations of election meddling, human rights violations, and cyberattacks.
  • The two world leaders met for the first time on Wednesday and held a meeting which lasted for hours in Geneva, later commenting on “constructive” and “positive” talks. 
  • Among what was discussed,  Biden revealed they spoke of Americans imprisoned in Russia, arms control, Belaurs, the Black Lives Matter movement, the insurrection in the U.S. capitol, Russian involvement in democratic elections, and the case of Alexei Navlany. 
  • Biden believed after talks that it was in Putin’s plan to find a stable ground with the United States in hopes of keeping his reputation as a leader. No threats were made, according to the U.S. President, but there was a warning of “devastating” consequences in the case of Navlany’s death. 
  • However, Putin was quick to deflect certain topics during the meeting, including dismissing accusations of human rights violations and denying cyberattacks in past United States elections. Instead, he raised points of wanting to avoid “disorders” such as of the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S., and criticized arrests made during capitol insurrection on January 6th. 
  • Both countries also discussed the meditation of the 2010 START treaty which controls either country’s release of missiles and nuclear warheads.They also agreed to have further “consultations on cybersecurity” after Russia released information on cyberattacks on the U.S.
  • Although both nations walked away with hope for good future relations, changes will be determined based on responses and attitudes from both countries in the upcoming months. 

Sources

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/16/biden-putin-conclude-geneva-summit-after-hours-of-talks

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-prepares-long-tense-meeting-putin-n1270950

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