Joe Biden’s press conference on the results of his meeting with Vladimir Putin on June 16 ended in Geneva. At the very end of the event, there was a scandal.
The head of the White House was already leaving when one of the journalists shouted after him: “Are you sure that Putin will change his behavior?”
“I didn’t say that. I told him that the attitude of the world would change,” Biden said, stopping and turning to the audience where the voice came from.
On this, the media representative did not calm down.
“You spent several hours with Putin. He still denies guilt on Russia. How can this then be called an important and productive meeting?” – the journalist shouted with displeasure.
“You didn’t understand what happened. You didn’t hear me,” Biden said and left.
On June 16, after a meeting with the Russian President, US President Joe Biden held a press conference in Geneva, where he answered journalists’ questions.
“I’m not saying that we have agreed on some things, that this will work. I say that we have good prospects for improving relations without shifting from our positions and without deviating from our principles. I made it clear to Putin where I stand, what we can achieve and how we will react to violations against the United States. We will find out whether we have agreed on something or not in six months. This will be seen by whether or not the parties will take the appropriate decisions. “
“I think that the last thing Putin wants is a new Cold War. He still thinks we want to remove him, but I don’t think that faith is his driving force. ”
When asked about Afghanistan, the White House host said: “He [Putin] asked us about Afghanistan.” “He said he hoped that we could maintain peace and security. And I said that it has a lot to do with you [Russia]. He indicated that he is ready, I quote, to help on Afghanistan – I will not go into details now – and help on Iran, “Biden stressed.
“The US has offered Russia a list of the 16 most important infrastructure sectors against which it is proposed to ban cyberattacks.”
“The consequences of the possible death of Navalny in the colony will be devastating for Russia. I told President Putin very clearly that we will raise questions about fundamental human rights, because this is our foundation, it is self-evident. “
“American businessman Michael Calvey has been under house arrest for a long time. And I told him (to Vladimir Putin. – “Kommersant”): if you want American businessmen to invest in Russia, release him, change the dynamics of the situation. I also brought up the issue of our Americans, Trevor Reed and Paul Whelan. “
“This is a ridiculous comparison (we are talking about Putin’s comparison of the protests in Russia and the capture of the Capitol in the United States). On the one hand, criminals break into the Capitol, kill an officer, and here are people who are defending their rights. “