Moscow (dpa) – A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden is set for Tuesday, with both sides now confirming the meeting.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed the date for the summit to the Interfax news agency. It was confirmed later on Saturday by White House spokesperson Jen Psaki.
“The leaders will discuss a range of topics in the US-Russia relationship, including strategic stability, cyber, and regional issues. President Biden will underscore US concerns with Russian military activities on the border with Ukraine and reaffirm the United States’ support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” read the White House statement.
The meeting comes amid heightened tensions in Ukraine, as Washington and Moscow have traded accusations of military provocations in the region. Russia has confirmed that this will be an area of discussion.
Biden has warned Putin against any further military intervention in Ukraine and announced new initiatives to protect the Eastern European country, a close ally of NATO.
According to reports, Russia has accumulated vast numbers of troops in areas not far from the border with Ukraine. The Kremlin has not denied those reports.
Putin and Biden had their first summit in Geneva in June, where they agreed to launch new talks on a nuclear disarmament initiative.