Moscow ruled out contact between Putin and Biden during the climate summit

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday, April 19, that bilateral contacts between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden and other heads of state are not envisaged as part of the climate summit.

“No. Such contacts are not envisaged,” Peskov told RIA Novosti.

Earlier in the day, it became known that Putin will speak at the climate summit on April 22 in the form of a video conference. According to the press service of the Kremlin, the Russian leader will outline the country’s approach in the context of broad international cooperation aimed at overcoming the negative effects of global climate change.

On March 26, the White House press service issued a statement saying that Biden had invited world leaders to a virtual climate summit. There they will discuss various global environmental issues, as well as the joint fight against climate change.