Biden announced that he would take advantage of the summit with Putin to warn him that he will not allow human rights violations.
The US president will meet with the Russian president on June 16 in Geneva. "I will make it clear that we will not sit idly by," he said.
US President Joe Biden said in his first meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Sunday, June 16, that the United States would not allow Russia to violate human rights.
I will meet with President Putin in Geneva in a week or two and make it clear that no, we will not despise him or allow him to be abused, Biden said in a speech.
The Democratic president also recalled a lengthy telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in February.
"I made it clear that we can do nothing but defend human rights around the world," he said.
The United States is unique. It's an idea, he insisted. In our view, the fact that all men and women are born equal, he said, recalling that this country, unlike others, was formed on the basis of one ideology, not any creed, religion, geography. Or based on race.
Biden will meet with Putin on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland, amid heightened tensions between the two opposing powers.
The US president is showing great strength against Russia, he wants to accuse his predecessor Donald Trump of being satisfied with the head of the Kremlin.
Although he promises to punish Russia again if he continues to interfere in American democracy and even calls Putin a "murderer," he has assured that he will end the growing cycle of conflict. Doesn't want to and insists on wanting to talk.
Biden took part in an act to pay tribute to the soldiers killed in combat on Sunday, which will be commemorated on Monday, noting that this was the first time in history that he had served as commander-in-chief. It's a celebration.
Biden also stressed that every generation of Americans receives a precious gift of freedom and pointed out that they must "share it with as many people as possible" and make this country "more free, independent." , Work to make "more just."
The summit between Putin and Biden will conclude with a visit by the US president abroad, who plans to travel to Britain in June to attend the G7 summit and then to Brussels, where he will attend. At the NATO summit and meeting with the European Union.
On Wednesday, the Kremlin ruled out a restart of relations with the United States after the summit between the two presidents.
During his telephone press conference last Wednesday, Dmitri Peskov, spokesman for the Kremlin, considered it unlikely that in a first meeting, both leaders would reach a consensus on issues where the differences are "great." Hence, he called not to make "exaggerated expectations.