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No plans for Putin-Biden dialogue on March 22, Kremlin says

According to the Kremlin spokesman, the US side is not ready

MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. There are no plans for an open dialogue between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden on March 22, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"Yes, it is true, there are no such plans for today. As far as I understand, the US side is not ready," Peskov explained.

Earlier, after Biden’s harsh statements towards Russia Putin invited him to have an open dialogue last Friday or on Monday, March 22. He said that such a contact with Biden might take place on the condition it would be a direct and honest discussion, in fact, broadcast live. Biden replied that contacts between the two leaders would take place at a certain point in the foreseeable future.

White House Deputy Press-Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Friday the US president would meet with the Russian leader "when the time is right."