US-Russia, Biden: “We want stable relations”
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“We want stable relations” with Russia, but we had to answer because “we cannot allow interference” in our elections. This was stated by US President Joe Biden, who spoke in Washington on relations with Moscow on the day they were approved sanctions against Russia and it was decided the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats. “If Russia continues to interfere with our democracy, I am ready to take other actions to respond,” said the American president.
We had “frank and respectful” conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I was clear with him that I could have gone further – Biden said, referring to the sanctions – but I chose not to. To be proportionate”.
“Russia and the United States can and must work together”, now is “the time for de-escalation”. On the day he decided on sanctions against Russia, American President Joe Biden made it clear that he wanted to continue dialogue with Moscow. I proposed a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this summer in Europe, “to launch a dialogue of strategic stability,” he said.
“President Putin and I have an important responsibility in carrying out our relations. I take it very seriously and I am sure he does too – said Biden – Russians and Americans are proud and patriotic peoples. And I believe that the Russians, like the Americans, they are committed to a secure and peaceful future of the world “.
In his speech, Biden also expressed clear American support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, but did not mention the story of the dissident Alexei Navalny.