The Biden administration wants them to be “predictable and stable.”
“Our goal is to reduce the tension in the relationship,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
According to her, the United States intends to “speak out” when they “have concerns” about Russia’s behavior and “take the necessary measures in response to its behavior, which they consider unacceptable.”
However, the Biden administration also wants to find a way to make that relationship “predictable and stable,” Psaki added.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, now Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, warned in a recent article that relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to the level last reached during the Cold War.
Psaki pointed out that the US sees sanctions against Russia as “part of a movement and a change in relations.”
The spokeswoman declined to confirm media reports that a proposed summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin would take place in June.
“We’re not quite ready yet,” she said. – We don’t have confirmation of any details or proposed timelines.”