The American leader, speaking about Russia, stated the need for cooperation in Libya, in particular in the field of humanitarian assistance. Then he said that “Russia has bitten off more than it can chew” in the reconstruction of Syria, but immediately added to this Libya.
He called on Moscow to help meet the basic economic needs of “a population in distress.” Biden then began to talk about some other areas of cooperation between Russia and the United States, but interrupted himself, emphasizing that “I should not negotiate publicly.”
Later, aides to the president clarified his words: as it turned out, Biden was always referring to Syria, not Libya. However, the Network managed to criticize the American leader, accusing him of incompetence.
After the G7 summit in Cornwall, Biden traveled to Brussels, where the NATO summit will be held today. In two days, already in Geneva, the head of the White House will meet with Vladimir Putin. As noted in the Kremlin, they do not expect “much” from the negotiations because of the differences between Russia and the United States.