The negotiations of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Joe Biden at the Russian-American summit on July 16, 2021, lasted about four hours and led to a decision to begin consultations on cybersecurity, prisoner swaps, and arms control, TASS reports. However, on Tuesday, July 27, at the headquarters of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Biden recalled his meeting with Putin in a not positive manner at all.
Joe Biden said that the Russian economy is limited by nuclear weapons and oil, the resources that are dwelling, and that Vladimir Putin is in a really difficult position because of this. He claimed that Vladimir Putin “has a real problem. He’s sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and oil wells and nothing else. Nothing else.”
“He knows he’s in real trouble — which makes him even more dangerous, in my view.” pic.twitter.com/3q29KsyYhc
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 27, 2021
“When I was with Mr Putin, who has a real problem – he is sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and oil wells and nothing else, nothing else. Their economy is what? The eighth smallest in the world? Largest in the world? He knows, he knows he is in real trouble, which makes him even more dangerous in my view,” Biden said.