Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he is “ready” to continue dialogue with the United States if Washington is so. This is after he met on Wednesday, at a summit in Geneva, with his American counterpart, Joe Biden.
“We are ready to continue the dialogue if the American side is so.”Putin announced at a meeting with graduates of the Russian Officers Training Center, broadcast on television.
Referring to the meeting with Biden, the Russian president estimated that both were “able to understand” Moscow’s positions on “key issues.” Putin added that Biden made him feel “a professional” and that you should work with him “with great caution so that you don’t miss anything.”
The Russian president was responding to a question about the cognitive capabilities of the US president, given the progress of Biden (78 years).“Biden does not miss anything, I assure you. He knows what he wants to achieve and he does it with great skill, and it seems that he is very fast. But at the same time, the atmosphere is very friendly.”said the head of the Russian state.
On the other hand, the US President’s spokesman, Jen Psaki, criticized what he considers “American tradition”. “Her spokesperson is a young woman, cultured and beautiful, but she continues to mix everything up. Not because she is not polite or her memory is bad, but when people think something is secondary, they do not pay attention to it. Americans think that there is nothing more important than them, it is their style. “.Putin said.
The Russian president considered the first summit between Putin and Biden to be “constructive” and “positive” by the US president, as the two countries’ presidents tried to reduce tensions that have characterized bilateral relations in recent years.
The most tangible outcomes of the summit include the establishment of a dialogue in the near future on strategic security, in particular on disarmament issues, and the return of the ambassadors of the two countries to their posts.
Today, a spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy, Maria Zakharova, announced that Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov will return to Washington next week.