The White House did not evaluate the possibility of a meeting between Putin and Biden this year

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said she could not yet announce anything about the possibility of a meeting between Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden before the end of this year. Earlier, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the meeting of the two leaders in 2021 is “quite real.”

“I don’t know what President Putin’s travel plans are, I also have nothing to announce about travel from our side,” said Ms. Psaki, answering journalists’ questions at briefing

She added that Joe Biden is “engaged in face-to-face diplomacy,” both with politicians with whom his views largely coincide, and with “people with whom he has disagreements.”

As Dmitry Peskov said earlier, the meeting of the two presidents was discussed during the visit of US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland to Moscow. He said that during this visit “certain understandings were reached” on the contacts of the heads of state.

The first personal meeting between Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden took place on June 16 at the Swiss estate of La Grange. Their negotiations lasted 3.5 hours. Victoria Nuland paid a visit to Moscow on October 12-13.

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