The Geneva summit is useless? The United States is preparing for the upcoming sanctions against Russia
What is the United States doing?
According to her own statements, the US government is also preparing after the US President’s Summit Joe Biden With his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin against the new sanctions Russia Before. Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, told CNN Sunday that “another package of sanctions” is being prepared for poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with a chemical warfare agent.
Once the “correct targets” are identified, “we will apply more sanctions on chemicals arms Impose.” The US government will continue to impose punitive measures against Russian companies over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
Sullivan said that Biden only recently waived sanctions against the Swiss operator Nord Stream 2 and its German managers on the German-Russian Baltic Sea pipeline — out of consideration for “our European allies and friends.” Sanctions have been imposed on Russian companies involved in the project and will continue. He noted that when Biden took office in January, the pipeline was 90 percent complete.
What is Russia’s reaction?
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Sakharov warned of new punitive measures. « On the illegal acts of United States of America “We always follow our legitimate response,” she said on the Telegram news channel. Russia denies that Navalny was poisoned by the internationally banned chemical warfare agent Novichok.
Summit meeting, was there nothing?
Sullivan defended Biden’s meeting with Putin in Geneva on Wednesday against the criticism. He stressed that Biden has made it clear that he will measure Putin by his actions in the next six to 12 months, not by his words. Then it will appear whether bilateral relations can be improved. Then Biden announced that he would continue to raise the issue of human rights in Russia.
At their meeting, Biden and Putin agreed, among other things, to return their ambassadors to Moscow and Washington, who temporarily left their posts in the spring in the wake of rising tensions. Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov began the return trip on Sunday and was supposed to work at the embassy in Washington again on Monday. In addition, Biden and Putin agreed, among other points, to start talks on arms control. (jaw/sda/dpa)
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