Thanks for tuning in to today’s live coverage of the Biden and Putin summit.
Here are some of the key points from today:
- The two leaders met in Geneva for their first summit together today. It came amid tensions on a number of issues, from alleged Russian cyber-attacks to Russia’s role in Ukraine
- Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to reporters in a news conference for about an hour
- He described the talks as “constructive”. He said that both sides had agreed to return ambassadors after they withdrawn earlier this year
- Biden said he told Putin that “human rights is always going to be on the table” and that his agenda is not against Russia but for the American people
- The US president became visibly frustrated by journalists' questions on how he could trust Putin without concrete action
- The two leaders released a joint statement - reflecting a tone of mutual cooperation
Sophie Williams, David Walker and Holly Honderich were our writing team today. The live page was edited by Paul Kirby, Toby Luckhurst and Jessica Murphy.