NEW YORK, June 13. /TASS/. Washington intends in the first instance to demonstrate the hardline approach in conclusion of the forthcoming summit meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, NBC TV Channel reported, citing sources.
"A key goal for the White House coming out of the meeting scheduled for Wednesday will be to convey that Biden delivered a strong message to Putin, in contrast to the chummy relationship former President Donald Trump projected after his first sit down with Putin, said a person familiar with the planning," the TV channel said.
"The White House officials also said there would be a smaller group and larger group meeting between Biden and Putin and didn’t indicate there would be a one-on-one sit down where neither leader would have his aides and advisers in the room," NBC said.
Putin and Biden will met in Geneva on June 16. This will be the first Russian-US summit since the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki in July 2018.