Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wants to conduct a dialogue with US President Joe Biden online live. Mr Putin is ready to speak with the American president on March 19 or 22, as he goes to the taiga on the weekend.
He added that he would instruct the Russian Foreign Ministry to organize negotiations.
“In order not to dive in absentia, we must continue our relationship. I just thought about this: the last time the telephone conversation was initiated by President Biden. I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussions, but on the condition that we do this actually live, online, but without any delay, but right in an open, direct discussion. It seems to me that it would be interesting both for the people of Russia, and for the people of the United States, and for many other countries as well,” said Mr Putin at a press conference.
The Russian President noted that he could discuss with Joe Biden bilateral relations, strategic stability, the solution of regional conflicts and other problems “facing humanity.” “I would not put it on the back burner. At the weekend I want to go to the taiga, to relax there a little. And so it could be either tomorrow or Monday. We are ready at any time convenient for the American side. Right now, I will give a corresponding order to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ”said Mr Putin.
On March 17, Joe Biden answered in the affirmative when asked whether he considered Vladimir Putin a “killer” and promised that he would “pay.” Mr Putin, commenting on this statement, said that he would have wished Mr Biden health in return. “Whoever calls his name is called that,” added the head of state. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called the words of the US President “very bad”.