Biden Says Hope And Expectation For Putin Meet In June During Europe Trip
US President Joe Biden said Tuesday he expects to hold a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a June trip to Europe.
"That is my hope and expectation," Biden said.
Biden in April offered a meeting in a third country to discuss rising tensions over Russian sabre rattling around Ukraine, the treatment of jailed Putin opponent Alexei Navalny, and other flashpoints.
A summit has not been confirmed but a Putin advisor, Yury Ushakov, has said planning is underway.
Biden is scheduled to attend a G7 summit in Britain in mid-June, followed by NATO and EU summits in Brussels, which would open the door to the logistics of a separate Putin meeting.