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Graphic shows key issues expected to be on the table during the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva.


Biden ontmoet Poetin bij oplopende spanningen

By Jordi Bou

June 16, 2021 - U.S. President Joe Biden is meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, amid the biggest crisis in ties between their two countries in recent history.

In their face-to-face sit-down in Geneva, Biden wants to pressure Putin on a myriad of issues, including cybersecurity attacks on American businesses by Russian-based hackers, the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and repeated overt and covert efforts by the Kremlin to interfere in U.S. elections.

The Kremlin said in a statement that the two leaders would discuss bilateral ties, problems related to strategic nuclear stability, and other issues including cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and regional conflicts.

Biden and Putin are set to hold their June 16 summit in an 18th-century Swiss villa overlooking Lake Geneva, a soothing setting for what promises to be heated talks.

PUBLISHED: 10/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images