Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on the proposal of US President Joe Biden to hold a bilateral summit with Russia.
In his Telegram channel, he noted that this initiative has two reasons. So, according to Pushkov, the idea of negotiations is connected with the escalation of the conflict in Donbass. The senator suggests that Biden fears the degradation of the situation around Donbass to a new military conflict in which the United States will not be able to fight on the side of Ukraine, as this could negatively affect Washington’s positions.
In addition, the American president is aware of the country’s vulnerability to the latest Russian weapons, Pushkov said.
Biden also sees the meeting with Putin as an opportunity to return Russia to the “world community”, the senator said. However, in this case, Washington will demand concessions from Moscow in exchange for returning to the G8, in particular, refuse to support the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR.
Earlier it was reported that during a telephone conversation, Biden proposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a meeting in a third country.
It was later noted that during his speech about Russia, the American leader made several reservations, including confusing Putin’s name.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the head of the United States considers Russia a country that has found itself “outside” the world community.