“The primary motive for him [to go] is the poor state of the connection between our two international locations. And a crucial stage of this relationship that calls for a summit between our two international locations as a result of that is the one means … to stop additional degradation of our dialogue,” Peskov instructed CNN.
Subsequent week’s high-stakes summit in Geneva comes as relations between each nations hit latest new lows within the first few months of the Biden administration.
For this reason the summit can be “an excellent alternative” to air each international locations’ issues, Peskov stated Friday.
He additionally accused the US of freezing dialogue between the 2 international locations over the previous 5 to seven years “in all of the fields, together with the important fields for each our individuals and even for humankind, like [the] battle with terror [attacks], with local weather change, financial cooperation, cooperation in vaccines, within the pandemic … they refuse to cooperate with us in combating digital crime, and so forth and so forth.”
Putin is just not anticipating a joint press convention on the finish of the summit however he’s prepared for one, Peskov stated, including that negotiations have been persevering with on the ultimate format of the summit and no ultimate resolution has been reached, he stated.
Final week, Putin stated he was not anticipating a breakthrough in relations following the summit.
As to experiences that Biden and Putin won’t maintain a joint press convention, Peskov stated they’ve “heard about such a risk from our American counterparts, however we’re nonetheless ready for ultimate affirmation.”
“For the reason that very starting, President Putin has been open to any options,” Peskov added.
“We do not consider US-Russia summits when it comes to deliverables,” Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan instructed reporters this week. “We’re considering of it as a possibility to speak what our intentions and capabilities are.”
The dialog subsequent Wednesday will doubtless be fraught for each leaders, with the agenda anticipated to incorporate cyber-attacks, human rights violations, and Russia’s actions in Ukraine, in keeping with US officers.
Regardless of deteriorating relations between the 2 international locations on points like Ukraine and election interference, Biden hopes to determine a transparent channel of communication that will keep away from undue surprises.
Their assembly will mark an finish to Biden’s first journey overseas as US President, starting with the Group of Seven summit at a seaside resort in Cornwall, UK. After the G7 wraps Sunday, Biden heads to Brussels for the NATO summit adopted by his assembly with Putin.