Sunday, January 16

Heartfelt introduction turned into threats and demands when Biden and Putin held a meeting – News (Ekot)

Listen: Putin-Biden

  • During yesterday’s video meeting between the presidents of the United States and Russia, Joe Biden warned his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that very strong sanctions are to be expected if Russia enters Ukraine militarily.

  • Instead, Vladimir Putin accused the NATO defense alliance of “increasing its military potential near the Russian border” and demanded guarantees that would preclude NATO from continuing its enlargement to the east.

  • Political analyst Aleksandr Baunov tells the Internet TV channel Dozhd that the escalating tone is also aimed at the next Russian presidential election, in 2024 and where Vladimir Putin not only wants to strengthen his position at home in Russia but also by taking more space and openly demanding more and more. internationally.

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