Russia Hopes for Seriousness in New Moscow-Washington Talks

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Russia said on Tuesday that high-level discussions with the United States this week will demonstrate Washington’s “seriousness” in pursuing real conversation with Moscow.

In a new attempt to promote stability in the strained relationship, the two countries will meet on Wednesday in Geneva, where Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin met last month.

The discussions would allow Moscow to “see how serious their U.S. colleagues’ attitude is in terms of creating a concentrated, dynamic conversation in strategic stability,” according to Russian news media.

At the Biden-Putin conference, the so-called Strategic Stability Dialogue was established.

Russia and America’s “approaches” don’t always “match,” according to Ryabkov.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for the Kremlin, said that while mending relations is “a very difficult task,” the fact that “contact” exists between the two nations is encouraging.

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will lead the United States delegation, according to the Department of State.

The diplomacy comes at a time when the two countries are at odds on a number of fronts, but Putin has praised Biden’s attempts to bring more predictability to their ties.

Biden and Putin noted in launching the future discussion that even during the Cold War, Washington and Moscow communicated to avert worst-case circumstances.