Biden expects summit with Putin in June

A summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin can be held in June, hopes and expects Biden. The US Head of State will then be in Europe for consultation with NATO, G7 and EU partners.

Last month, Biden invited his Russian counterpart to discuss the tensions surrounding Ukraine, the treatment of opposition leader Alexey Navalni and other points of contention. Putin said that he preferred a meeting in Europe, but it did depend on American behaviour. In spite of all conflicts and disagreements, Biden is looking for a stable relationship with Moscow.

Relations have not improved in recent weeks following the expulsion of diplomats by both parties, but both Biden and a Putin adviser indicated that the planning for a summit is under way. Austria and Finland are in the picture as possible hosts.