MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden did not speak in unison at the Geneva talks, but the tone of their conversation was constructive, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Russia’s Channel One.
“The public rhetoric at home and the public rhetoric of the US president speaking in Congress is one thing, and the tone of the negotiations is something totally different,” he noted.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, the tone of the talks in Geneva was really constructive. “That does not mean that there was a complete paradise, and the two presidents spoke in unison. No, certainly not,” he said.
He explained that the two leaders noted those areas where agreements were impossible, the “red lines,” they said that it made no sense even to try to seek rapprochement on a number of issues, because the two countries’ stances were polar opposites.
“Nevertheless, it was a constructive conversation aimed at finding those areas, where dialogue is possible, where communication is possible, and at reaching some agreements in the interests of the two countries and the interests of the entire globe, when we are talking about strategic security and strategic stability,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.