zerohedge.com 08 Jun, 2021 01:45 am

Blinken Says Biden Will Put "Future Cyberattacks" Front & Center In Putin Summit

Blinken Says Biden Will Put "Future Cyberattacks" Front & Center In Putin Summit
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Blinken tried to assure Axios' Mike Allen that Biden is meeting with Putin face to face to deliver a tough message: Biden is meeting with Vladimir Putin nine days from now "not in spite of" the cyberattacks that disrupted U.like the pandemic, like climate change, like emerging technologies ." While explaining that Washington would prefer a "more stable" relationship with Russia, Blinken also sought to distance the White House from growing criticism that Biden is getting 'weak' on promises to "stand up" to Putin, particularly after recently dropping sanctions on the German company overseeing completion of the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline." He further repeated the prior common assessment of US officials which don't see any "breakthrough" coming from the meeting.

"If you're looking at all of the really big problems that we're trying to solve — .Secretary of State Antony Blinken in an appearance on "Axios on HBO" previewed what he expects to come out of the Putin-Biden summit set for June 16 in Geneva.

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