/ 16 June 2021

Eyes on Putin and Biden

US President Joe Biden has arrived in Geneva, Switzerland ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And like a prizefighter, the American has been in training for the showdown that will kick off tonight our time and will last 4-5 hours before they hold separate press conferences. Former US President Donald Trump and Putin were part of a mutual admiration club… well, according to Trump, anyway. Despite that, tensions between Moscow and Washington hit significant lows over accusations Putin’s crew were behind cyberattacks, election tampering, and human rights breaches. Biden is also expected to raise the jailing and poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. The pair have set out their pre-meeting expectations, and there’s no big breakthrough on the horizon. Don’t say you weren’t warned…

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