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Biden assesses relations with Russia ahead of a summit with Putin

US President Joe Biden said the country's determination to play the role of a strong leader in the international arena, as well as the lack of desire for conflict with Russia. He said this on Wednesday, June 9, at a meeting with American servicemen upon arrival in the UK. His speech was broadcast by the White House on YouTube.

“We are not looking for a conflict with Russia, we are looking for stable, predictable relations. Our nations share a great responsibility, among other things, in strategic stability,” Biden said.

The US President also said that he takes this responsibility seriously.

“But I have made it clear that the United States will respond strongly and meaningfully to the involvement of the Russian government in malicious actions,” he said.

Biden also said that he would let Putin know that “ America is back.” He recalled that he had arrived in Europe to participate in a number of summits, including the Russian-American one.

“I'm going to the Group of Seven, then to the NATO ministerial meeting, and then to meet with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to let him know what I want him to know,” Biden said.

In addition, Biden expressed a serious attitude to the responsibility of the United States for jointly ensuring arms control with Russia.

“Our countries have a huge responsibility, including to ensure strategic stability. I take this responsibility very seriously. But I have clearly stated that the United States will respond seriously if the Russian government is involved in activities that harm [the United States], “ the head of the US administration said.

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