According to Toss, Putin told Russia’s state television channel Rosia-1 that Russia and the United States must “accept equal obligations” and that “Russia will do so naturally, but on the other hand, will only hand over the perpetrators to the Russian Federation if the United States agrees on the matter.”
During a press conference on Wednesday, State Department spokesman Netflix said the “ransomware attacks” would be discussed during a meeting between the two leaders in Geneva.
“We have raised ransomware attacks with a number of countries, including Russia. As you may have heard from the White House, I suspect the move will be a topic when the two presidents meet in Geneva next week,” Price said.
During his interview with Rosia-1, he said he hoped the meeting with Russian President Biden would help restore relations between Russia and the United States and establish a “working mechanism” for direct dialogue on “areas of mutual interest”, including regional conflicts. , Economic Cooperation and Environmental Protection, DOS said.
“In general, there is something to talk about, there are common issues to discuss,” he added.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Zhaki told CBS This Morning that Biden would raise a number of concerns during a meeting with Putin.
“The president’s focus is on delivering important messages to the American people and using this meeting as an opportunity to move our interests forward,” Zaki said.
“The president is going to raise areas of concern – be it ransomware attacks or aggression on the border with Ukraine, or human rights violations. But there are also areas where we think we can work together,” he added.
CNN’s Alli Mallai contributed to the report.