Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American colleague Joe Biden may meet for the first time in June.
The RIA news agency announced this on Sunday, citing a statement by Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov. The former Russian ambassador to the US said a final decision on the meeting of both leaders has not yet been taken. “That depends on many factors”.
Biden recently suggested improving relations with Moscow. Top talks with Putin to reduce the tension between the two superpowers could, in his opinion, take place in Europe this summer.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced via RIA on Sunday that Biden’s proposal has been received “positively” and is currently being seriously considered.
The newspaper Kommersant wrote, without citing a source, that Biden has proposed 15 and 16 June as the date for the discussions on European soil. Putin and then-US President Donald Trump spoke in Helsinki in July 2018.