Kremlin says presidents agree to further US-Russian talks on Ukraine
It's hard to expect any sudden breakthroughs, but the presidents demonstrated their willingness to continue practical work and begin discussing sensitive issues that seriously concern Moscow.
Kremlin says Putin & Biden expressed satisfaction on cyber security cooperation, pledged to continue it
Kremlin aide Ushakov says Biden and Putin didn’t discuss proposal to meet in person on neutral territory despite previously mooting the idea.
Kremlin says Putin and Biden to keep engaging despite no breakthrough in talks
The Kremlin said on Tuesday it expected no immediate breakthroughs in strained United States-Russia relations after President Vladimir Putin held virtual talks with his US counterpart Joe Biden on Tuesday but said the two leaders would keep engaging on practical matters. Read more
President Biden tested negative for Covid on Sunday: White House
US Congress includes $300 million for Ukraine, addresses China in massive defense bill
US lawmakers included efforts to push back against Russia and China in a massive annual defense bill released on Tuesday.
Putin demands security guarantees from Biden to curb Nato expansion
US imposes sanctions on people in Iran, Syria and Uganda, citing rights abuses
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them of being connected to serious human rights abuses.
On Iran, Biden, Putin had good discussion: NSA Sullivan
Sullivan says US continues to deliver defensive material to Ukraine
Sullivan says US has talked with Germany about Nord Stream 2 pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine
Putin suggests to Biden to remove all restrictions on diplomatic missions
President Vladimir Putin has proposed that Russia and the United States remove all the restrictions on their diplomatic missions, the Kremlin said in a statement after a video call with his US counterpart Joe Biden.
Biden’s national security adviser Sullivan says if Putin wants to see gas flow through Nord Stream 2, he should not invade Ukraine
Sullivan says fundamental objective with European allies is to deter invasion by Russia of Ukraine
Sullivan says Biden welcomed opportunity to engage directly with Putin, no substitute for direct dialogue
President Biden will speak with Ukrainian counterpart on Thursday: White House
In ‘intensive consultations’ with new German govt over response if Russia invades Ukraine, says Senior US state dept official Nuland who believes Germany is ready to take significant action if Russia invades its neighbour.
US hits Iran with new sanctions for human rights abuses
The presidents also discussed the US-Russia dialogue on Strategic Stability, a separate dialogue on ransomware, as well as joint work on regional issues such as Iran, the White House said.