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Biden to press Putin on respecting human rights in Geneva

/ 04:18 AM May 31, 2021
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS

WILMINGTON, Del. — U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday said that he will press Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the two leaders meet in June.

During a speech honoring the U.S. holiday Memorial Day, Biden said, “I’m meeting with President Putin in a couple weeks in Geneva making it clear we will not, we will not stand by and let him abuse those rights.”

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The White House said on Friday it was planning to move ahead with the summit between the two leaders after Microsoft flagged a cyberattack on U.S. government agencies by Nobelium, the group behind last year’s SolarWind hack that originated from Russia.

The Kremlin has said it has no information about the latest attack.

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In announcing the June 16 meeting, the White House said the two leaders will discuss a range of issues with the goal of restoring “predictability and stability” in the Washington-Moscow relationship.

It comes amid strained relations over U.S. election interference that Moscow denies, cyberattacks and Ukraine.

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