Russia said on Monday it was ready to discuss human rights and the storming of the Capitol in the first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden on June 16.
“We are ready to talk and we do not have banned topics,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference. Lavrov said that Russia would answer questions from the United States and that the country was also ready to discuss human rights.
Lavrov also said he was interested in prosecuting those accused of storming the Capitol on January 6. “In the United States, interesting things are happening. In terms of human rights, opposition rights, and opposition protection,” Lavrov said.
Human rights violations
Biden promised on Sunday to tell Putin that the United States will not allow Russia to violate human rights. Relations between the United States and Russia have deteriorated due to disagreements over important national issues, the mutual expulsion of diplomats, and allegations of election interference, espionage and cyberattacks against Moscow.
Biden and Putin will meet on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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