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Putin says relations with U.S. at lowest point in years

EconomyJun 11, 2021 09:20PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 4, 2021. Sputnik/Vladimir Smirnov/Kremlin via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with NBC News ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden next week, said U.S.-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years.

Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow's aggression against Ukraine, the jailing of dissidents and other issues that have irritated the relationship.

"We have a bilateral relationship that has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years," Putin said, according to an NBC translation of excerpts of an interview broadcast on Friday.

Putin praised former President Donald Trump as "an extraordinary individual, talented individual," and said Biden, as a career politician, was "radically different" from Trump.

Asked about Biden calling him a killer in an interview in March, Putin said he had heard dozens of such accusations. "This is not something I worry about in the least," Putin said.

Biden, at the start of an eight-day visit to Europe this week, said: "We're not seeking conflict with Russia."

"We want a stable and predictable relationship ... but I've been clear: The United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way if the Russian government engages in harmful activities."

Putin was asked about several Russian dissidents whose deaths have been blamed on Moscow, including ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned in 2006. Putin dismissed the question as “verbal indigestion.“ He said some of those responsible for the deaths are in prison.

On the issue of recent ransomware attacks that the United States has traced to Russia, Putin denied any knowledge of the hackings and called on Biden to reach an agreement with him on cyberspace, NBC News said.

Putin also dismissed a report in the Washington Post this week that Russia was preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite that would enable it to track potential military targets across the Middle East.

"It's just fake news. At the very least, I don't know anything about this kind of thing," Putin said, according to NBC News. "It's just nonsense garbage."

Putin says relations with U.S. at lowest point in years
 

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Joseph Russ
Joseph Russ Jun 13, 2021 2:52PM ET
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Putin is a Christian leader Biden is phony christian
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A_Jaundiced_Eye Jun 12, 2021 8:03AM ET
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Putin vs. Biden? Better take Putin...and give the points !
Ethan Strong
Ethan Strong Jun 12, 2021 1:51AM ET
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Stupid is as stupid does
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Jun 12, 2021 12:45AM ET
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Years under dictators, it takes years to get people mentality change. It took Taiwan, Korea,etc nearly 50 years to archive democracy.
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Ad Cline Jun 12, 2021 12:33AM ET
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Putin is corrupt and runs Russia like a criminal mafia leader. the Russians deserve better than a thug like Putin and his band of fascist cohorts. The Russian people need to take back their country and 'remove' Putin permanently.
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Steffen vdm Jun 12, 2021 12:33AM ET
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No wonder he talks about Trump in a positive way. He recognized himself in Trump
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Putin will be getting his marching orders from Biden. if Putin fails to obey, then there is going to be lights out in St Petersburg. of course America will claim no involvement, but the world will know, and so will Putin.
Kris GE
Kris GE Jun 12, 2021 12:24AM ET
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HaHaHaHaHa. Are you kidding? You are talking non-sense like sleepy Joe. Russia has already won. They are going to finish Nord Stream-2, and sleepy Joe was the one who gave marching orders to let the pipeline be completed. This is a BIG win for Putin. Biden, and his son Hunter are compromised, and Putin is the one who holds the cards.
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ChristoM Jun 11, 2021 11:24PM ET
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Biogen's fast-tracked drug is approved and Biden is touring the world....coincidence? but maybe a little late.  You get one shot at a first impression and Biden has already blown it.  Putin knows it.
John Kelley
John Kelley Jun 11, 2021 11:03PM ET
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🤣🤣🤣 4 years to be exact
Kelly Pham
Kelly Pham Jun 11, 2021 10:35PM ET
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I am fed up with lies from Western mass media. They can convert a fly into an elephant. All of a sudden, all things in Russia are bad. Strange enough!
Dennis Touey
Dennis Touey Jun 11, 2021 9:42PM ET
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@dan hodel your funny!!!
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Dan Hodel Jun 11, 2021 9:32PM ET
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Putin misses Trump bowing down to him & kissing his feet. At least Biden trusts fellow americans in the cia, fbi, and ss instead of Putin. What a relief.
Dennis Touey
Dennis Touey Jun 11, 2021 9:32PM ET
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your funny!!!
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Biden lifted sanctions on a Russian pipeline company to "help" amend ties with Russia.  Trump never did anything like that.  Biden is an honorary Chicom and a Soviet Socialist puppet, and he's senile like you.
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Vlad Lozovskiy Jun 11, 2021 9:32PM ET
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Get some dislikes and make conclusions.
 
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