Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov named the factor determining the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden. He told about this in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to him, the prospect of a meeting of the leaders of the two states will largely depend on the epidemiological situation in the world. The Russian diplomat stressed that in the context of a pandemic, it is difficult to talk about the resumption of any face-to-face events, including at the highest level. The ambassador noted that the schedule of political contacts will depend on the normalization of the epidemic situation, the content of such meetings, as well as opportunities for communication on the fields of multilateral events.
Earlier Antonov spoke about the “alpha and omega” of American politics. According to him, one of the priorities of US policy remains the systemic containment of Russia. The ambassador also noted that the team of American President Joe Biden should be given time to determine priorities in foreign policy and approaches to specific issues.