Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov in his Telegram channel appreciated the statement of the US President’s press secretary Joe Biden Jen Psaki about the likelihood of a telephone conversation between the American leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The hint is clear and even too … But should Putin be the first to call Biden? Is it necessary to be above the “conventions”? ”- asked Pushkov. He pointed out that both Washington and Moscow understand that there are no conventions in politics, since “everything is important.”
According to the parliamentarian, such conventions are of particular importance because of the mood with which the new head of state came to the White House, and his words about Russia as an “enemy of the United States.”
Earlier, the press secretary of the US President Jen Psaki said that the White House did not comment on the possibility of a conversation between the American leader Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. “But of course the president picks up the phone, talks to a number of foreign leaders, Europeans and others,” she said, adding that there are calls planned for the coming days.
Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20, he became the 46th President of the United States. The ceremony was attended by outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, along with the spouses. The anthem of the USA was performed by Lady Gaga. Trump ignored the ceremony, breaking a 150-year tradition, and left Washington a few hours before the celebrations.