Unfriendly statements by US President Joe Biden regarding Russia are pushing Moscow and Beijing to a forced alliance, the confrontation with which will turn out to be a disaster for Washington. The American magazine The National Interest wrote about this on May 1.
On April 28, during a speech to Congress, Biden said the United States was not seeking an escalation with Russia, but threatened Moscow with “consequences” in the event of a conflict. At the same time, he added that the two states can cooperate in areas of common interests.
The author of the material, national security columnist Mark Episkopos said that with such words the American leader made a “last warning” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is noted that in case of aggravation of relations, the United States will have to “fight on two fronts” – with the Russian Federation and China.
“As the Biden administration prepares for a policy of confronting values with Moscow and Beijing, Washington should not lose sight of the geopolitical risks underlying the US-China-Russia strategic triangle,” the expert stated.
On April 13, a telephone conversation took place between Putin and Biden at the initiative of the American side. The US President declared his commitment to building stable and predictable relations with Russia in accordance with the interests of the United States and invited the Russian leader to hold a meeting to discuss all issues at the highest level. According to Biden, he came up with the idea to hold a summit in the summer in one of the European countries.
However, on April 15, Washington introduced new anti-Russian sanctions.
On April 18, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov recalled that Biden proposed to meet in “one of the third countries”, but it is premature to talk about a specific place and time of the meeting of the leaders of Russia and the United States.
On April 25, presidential aide Yuri Ushakov indicated that Putin and Biden could pass in June, there are even possible dates.
At the same time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that the study of the possibility of holding a bilateral summit has already begun.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on April 21 that the Russian and US governments continue to consider the idea of holding a personal meeting between the two leaders.
On April 28, White House National Security Assistant Jake Sullivan said that Biden intends to discuss the situation around Ukraine at a meeting with the Russian leader. According to him, Biden’s proposal to hold a summit in a third country this summer is connected with the desire of the American president to build “stable relations” with Russia.