Putin says talks with Biden were ‘constructive’

Russian President Vladimir Putin describes the tone of the talks with US President Joe Biden as “constructive” and says there was no hostility during the meeting.

His remarks come at a news conference after he and Biden met in Geneva for a high-stakes summit amid tensions between the West and the Kremlin.

“Our assessment of many issues differ, but in my view both sides demonstrated the desire to understand each other and look for ways to get closer,” Putin says.

“The conversation was rather constructive,” he adds.

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