Putin shoots down Biden’s offer for meeting as tensions escalate between Moscow, Washington

In a humiliating moment for the White House, Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected an offer to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden in the near future amid rising tensions in Eastern Europe and sharp rhetoric from Washington.

According to Breitbart, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has indicated the Russian leader is cool to Biden’s proposal to have a summit in the coming months.

“No, a bilateral meeting of course cannot be organized that quickly,” Peskov said.

Putin snubs Biden

Biden has taken an aggressive tone with his Russian counterpart, who he recently called a “killer” while vowing to make Russia “pay a price.”

Biden’s unflagging support of Ukraine is another point of tension. The country recently threatened to take back Crimea from Russia — which annexed the peninsula in 2014 — presumably with NATO’s backing. Russia has been mobilizing in the region, further raising fears of conflict, as the New York Post notes.

In a phone call Tuesday, Biden warned Putin to “de-escalate” in Ukraine while inviting him to establish more diplomatic ties at a future summit. But that overture was complicated when Biden imposed new sanctions on Russia on Thursday and expelled Russian diplomats in response to alleged interference in U.S. elections and a cyberattack on the federal government.

According to NBC News, Biden said he wants “a stable, predictable relationship” and would like to avoid “a cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia.”

Tensions rise

But the U.S. president’s sanctions seemed to provoke just such a cycle: Russia responded by kicking out 10 American diplomats and banning members of Biden’s Cabinet from entering its borders, including senior domestic policy adviser Susan Rice, FBI Director Chris Wray, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, according to Axios.

Anticipating the sanctions, Peskov said they would “in no way help the likelihood of such a meeting taking place — that can be stated unambiguously.”

The tit-for-tat comes after Biden turned down a humiliating challenge from Putin to a live, one-on-one debate, Breitbart notes. Biden’s staff said he was too busy.

“I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called,” Putin said, according to Breitbart.

Biden’s saber-rattling comes as a story about Russia placing bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan that Biden and his allies enthusiastically promoted to attack former President Donald Trump unraveled, with U.S. intelligence now saying they had only “low to moderate” confidence it was true, as Fox reports.

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  1. You need to put Obama in that, he is pulling Bidens strings, he can’t do much of anything on his own. Obama is the one running his third term, Biden is mentally ill, can’t be any help. Probably this was what they planned from the beginning, people should know it , Biden did not become I’ll overnight. It was obvious from the start, the greedy people worked it out.

    1. TO MARGARET,YES,and obama is smart enough to stay in the back ground and keep his hands clean when things go wrong and deny any involvement !! If Biden thinks for one moment obama will defend him,he’s in for a rude awakening !!

  2. Biden needs to keep his mouth shut. He is mentally unstable. You don’t insult our enemies who will start a war with us. Enough of this buffoon. Biden got to be impeach now.

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  4. why would putin an intellegent man want to meet with a puppet senile old biden……… putin he knows fully well how is pulling the strings………..this event is remarkable because it shows us how the world views this administration. pray to GOD that it resolves itself without conflict. are you feeling buyers remorse

  5. Hey biden … every hear the saying about “keep your allies close, but your rivals even closer” … ? PRESIDENT TRUMP kept a dialog going in his four years, toward Russia & North Korea. It was his goal to maintain methods of understanding, no matter what arose in any direction.

    You, of course, have NO SUCH SKILLS. I hope it doesn’t cost us. And tell your girl kammie to STFU, while you’re at it …

  6. Putin better be shaking in his boots. Tough guy Smokin Joe Biden might take him behind the gym and beat the crap out of him. That is a fight I would pay-per-view for. I would bet the ranch on Putin or Serina Williams.

    1. I have said that from the beginning that Brain Dead, Anti-American, Criminal, Liar, Commie Lover, biden would get us into another war.

      God Help Us All.

    1. I guess I would like to know who are the people who are crazy? If we did get in a war with Russia, to which Biden seems to be trying to get us into, it would probably be a Nuclear War, maybe with no winners, if somehow it was a conventional war, we would, with the current administration, get our butts kicked and lead to communist domination of the World.

    2. no we are not,it’s the people that support that idiot Biden that are crazy,this walking corpse will get us in a war NO ONE CAN WIN !!

  7. Biden / Harris policy need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America first and our Constitution need to go. Our White House is empty of leadership: Mexico’s government is telling Biden and his administration to start helping fix the situation, with Mexico’s president even saying that Biden is the “migrant president” and is having policies and statements that are empowering Mexico’s dangerous cartels, human traffickers and suffering of its immigrants. Guatemala’s president joined Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed Joe Biden for the border crisis, during a sit-down interview with MSNBC. Current leaders are avoiding Biden for fear it will cost them more money for pay to play, the same experiences with the Clinton’s, Putin says no more meetings Joe, would like my 3 million plus returned given to Hunter, throw out all our diplomats who cares, at least Clinton gave us a few BS speeches, yet, you can’t remember any of deals or where your at, or why your there. China, China, China what’s being agreed to there Joe or has already been agreed for that 200 million Hunter received from China? Biden / Harris need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America first and our Constitution need to go. Call, write and email your Representatives Senators daily until we get results. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down. US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543 If You cannot call or email write a letter!
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