At the Russia-US summit, Swiss journalists were not vaccinated by the Russian vaccine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today that no other meeting place had been considered. The two presidents are scheduled to meet on June 16 in Geneva.
According to the letter, the Swiss Foreign Ministry told teachers today that in order to be recognized for the Geneva summit, it is necessary to submit a full vaccination certificate against Kovit-19, or a new certificate of negative PCR. Antigen testing, or evidence of recovery from journalist Govit-19. Subsequently, the Ministry stated that the summit would authorize vaccination only with vaccines approved by the European Union or Switzerland. Sputnik V was not among them, knowledge added.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia had no illusions about the summit. “We did not disappoint ourselves, we did not try to give the impression that there would be any progress, some historical and destiny results,” Lavrov said.
The Geneva meeting will be the first Russia-US summit since July 2018, when Putin met with Donald Trump, the pioneer of the White House, in Helsinki.
According to the Kremlin, the Geneva talks should focus on the current state and perspectives of Russian-US relations, issues of strategic stability, as well as current international issues, cooperation in the fight against the Govt-19 epidemic and the resolution of regional conflicts.
Biden has already warned that he will not forget to warn the Kremlin leader about the trampling of human rights in Geneva. In response, Lavrov’s vice president, Sergei Ryapkov, accused the United States of not being ready to discuss all issues at the summit. Ryapkov also warned that Moscow would send a series of “undesirable signals” to the United States in the coming days.
Russia-US relations have recently been strained by a number of differences. The United States recently imposed sanctions on Russia, and countries have expelled several diplomats. Moscow also includes the United States and the Czech Republic in its list of “non-friendly” countries.
Russia’s imprisonment of Alexei Navalny’s Kremlin critic, strengthening of Russia’s military presence on the Ukraine border, and allegations of Russian interference in US elections have tarnished Russia’s relations with the West. (CDK)