“I’ve met Putin, he’s smart and tough. I believe that he is a worthy opponent,” the American leader said.
He stressed that the meeting with the Russian president, which is due to take place on June 16 in Geneva, corresponds to the moment, its holding was supported by 10-12 leaders of NATO countries, with whom Biden spoke during the summit.
“I will tell you that I will make it clear to President Putin that there are areas where we can cooperate if he chooses to cooperate, and if he chooses not to cooperate, and behaves as he did in the past<…>, then we will respond to this. In areas where we do not agree, we must clearly draw red lines,” he added, stressing that he is not looking for a conflict with Russia.