US President Joe Biden did not respond to a journalist's question about whether he trusts Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and stressed that it is not a matter of trust, but of self-interest and verification.
"Look, it's not about trust, it's about self-interest and verifying self-interest. That's what it's about, " the US president said at a press conference following a meeting with Putin in Geneva.
In the evening, the meeting of the Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin, and Joe Biden, ended in Geneva.
The talks between the Russian and American leaders began on Wednesday at the Geneva Villa La Grange in a narrow format. The leaders greeted each other with restraint, exchanged a couple of phrases, and took a break in communication. During the meeting, Putin thanked Biden for the initiative to meet in person.