On Tuesday, a telephone conversation took place between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. The negotiations were initiated by the Russian side.
During the conversation, Putin congratulated Biden on the beginning of his work as head of the American state and discussed with him the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation. The Russian leader noted that improving relations between Russia and the United States would meet the interests of both countries.
Commenting on the talks, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki noted that Joe Biden “never held back” in his statements about Russia and relations with Moscow. She added that Biden had specific goals that he wanted to achieve through the conversation, as well as concerns about the Russian government.
The conversation between the two presidents was also appreciated by the Russian Senator, Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on Information Policy Alexey Pushkov. The parliamentarian questioned the lack of restraint in the words of the American leader, but drew attention to the fact that at present it would not be superfluous, even if other Washington politicians disagree with this.
“In the current conditions, when tensions do not subside, but even grows, restraint would not prevent the US president from approaching international affairs,” Pushkov wrote on his Twitter page.
Recall that US President Joe Biden took office on January 20, 2020, replacing Donald Trump as Republican.