The presidents agreed to return the ambassadors, who were recalled in the spring for consultations amid the scandal with Biden’s interviews and the mutual expulsion of diplomats.
Russia and the United States will hold consultations on cybersecurity.
Putin believes that Navalny returned to Russia on purpose to be detained, as he knew that he was wanted. “I proceed from the fact that he wanted, he deliberately agreed to be detained,” the president said.
Back in 2017, the United States declared Russia its adversary and began supporting organizations that could help contain Russia.
Putin believes that US concerns about Russia’s actions in the Arctic are unfounded. He noted that the destroyed military and border infrastructure is being restored in the region, as well as a new, environmental infrastructure is being created. According to the President, Russia intends to adhere to all international norms regarding the passage of ships along the Northern Sea Route.
At the initiative of Biden, the issue of the observance of human rights in Russia was raised at the talks. Putin did not go into details, but noted that the prison for suspected terrorism in Guantanamo is still working, although it does not comply with “neither international law, nor American law – nothing.”
The issue of the exchange of prisoners will be dealt with by the State Department and the Russian Foreign Ministry, Putin said. “We discussed it. Certain compromises can be found there, ”he added.
“The person is a very experienced, constructive leader, not all leaders have such a detailed conversation.”
“Biden has not yet invited me to visit, I have not yet made such an offer. For this, certain conditions must ripen. “
About Biden’s words that Putin is a killer
“After that, President Biden called me, we explained. These explanations suited me. “
“As for who and where, and what is to blame, who is the killer: on the streets of American cities every day someone is killed, including the leaders of various organizations. You won’t have time to say a word there – they are already shooting in the chest or in the back. “
“Guantanamo is still working. Doesn’t match anything at all. Neither international law nor American law – nothing. And it still exists. “
“As for Ukraine, this topic was touched upon. I cannot say that it is in great detail. But as far as I understood President Biden, he agrees that the Minsk agreements should be the basis for the settlement in southeastern Ukraine. As for Ukraine’s accession to NATO, this topic was touched upon with a smear, there is perhaps nothing to discuss here, “said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Answering the question about Russia’s obligations to Ukraine, the head of state stressed that there is only one thing – the implementation of the Minsk agreements, if Kiev is ready.
Consultations on strategic stability and arms control will be held under the auspices of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the State Department.
On the issue of the “red lines”, the presidents did not begin to “highlight in detail and divide something.”
Putin noted that there was no hostility at the meeting.
“Our assessments differ in many areas. But, in my opinion, nevertheless, both sides demonstrated a desire to understand each other and look for ways to bring their positions closer together. The conversation was very constructive, ”summed up the Russian president.
A joint statement on strategic stability was signed:
“We reaffirm our commitment to the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and should never be unleashed.”