Biden ready to discuss differences with Russia

Biden ready to discuss differences with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden intends to discuss not only areas of cooperation with Russia, but also touch upon differences directly, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

She stressed that Biden made clear that while there are areas where the U.S. and Russia can work together - say, New START.

"The president has concerns about a number of areas of their reported interference, whether it’s in elections; in the hacking, reports of bounties on American troops.  There’s an ongoing review that’s happening," Psaki noted.

She said Biden intends to discuss differences directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"But Biden will also, of course, talk broadly about foreign policy. This will not be a laydown of his vision for every issue and every foreign policy issue.  He will have plenty of time to do that," Psaki noted.