Moscow: No plans yet confirmed for Putin-Biden summit

Shortly after the French President announced that the US and Russian presidents had agreed to hold a summit on the Ukraine crisis, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, that it was not yet confirmed: “It is up to President Putin to make his choice,” he said, adding. “Of course, we do not rule it out.” A meeting was “possible if the heads of state considered it appropriate,” the Kremlin spokesman said. But first, Putin had called a special session of Russia’s Security Council for later on Monday. Peskov noted that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “would meet his Western counterparts” this week, including US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and France’s Jean-Yives Le Drian.


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