The Kremlin says the summit will not prevent the United States from trying to “contain” Russia | Sputnik Russia News
Before Moscow’s comment, senior US officials threatened to impose further sanctions on Navalny.
The Kremlin has stated that it is expected that the United States will continue to try to “contain” Russia after the leaders’ summit, and when talking about new sanctions imposed by the United States, the two powers must be pragmatic.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s comments on Monday came the day after US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan told CNN that Washington was preparing to criticize the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. More sanctions for poisoning incidents.
Peskov told reporters that Moscow knew that the United States might be about to impose sanctions.
“This [Russian] The president’s remarks about constructive emotions during the summit do not indicate that we have given up a sober assessment of our bilateral relationship with the United States,” Peskov said.
“In these relationships, pragmatism and sobriety are the most important. Both show that the constructive and positive results of the summit absolutely do not indicate that the United States will abandon its policy of containing Russia.”
Putin praised Biden, but the relationship remains tense
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held a summit in Geneva last Wednesday. They both called the summit pragmatic, not friendly.
However, although the relationship between the two countries is still very tense, Putin Profligate When he returned to Moscow, he praised his American counterparts, calling Biden a skilled professional.
“He will not miss anything,” Putin said.
At the hour-long summit, this is the first summit since Biden took office in January. The two leaders pledged to negotiate regularly to try to lay the foundation for future arms control agreements and get their respective ambassadors back. post.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that the two countries will discuss “normalizing” the work of their embassies.
The Russian ambassador to the United States, who had left Washington for several months, returned on Sunday.
But there are still clear differences. Washington expressed concern about Navalny, Russia’s military presence near the eastern border of Ukraine, and Russia’s cyber attacks on the United States.
In August last year, Navalny flew to Germany after being poisoned by the Soviet-era military-grade nerve agent Novichok, described by German doctors.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.