Russians Preparing for Second Putin-Biden Summit Meeting
Nov. 22, 2021 (EIRNS)—A second meeting, either in person or virtually, between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be in the works. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview on Rossiya-1 TV on Nov. 21 that thorough preparation for the next Putin-Biden meeting is now underway. “In order for the meeting to take place, thorough preparation is needed,” TASS quoted him. The agenda is huge.” Ryabkov also pointed out that the U.S. was making a number of claims against Russia, in particular, on the Ukrainian issue. “[We] need to explain [to] them in detail what is happening, and we are doing this,” Ryabkov said. On Nov. 19, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was no certainty about when talks would take place, either before the New Year or afterward.