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Kremlin Not Ruling Out Possible Contacts Between Putin and Biden

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Dmitry Peskov was speaking after French President Emmanuel Macron said Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden had agreed in principle to a summit over the Ukraine crisis.
The Kremlin does not rule out the possibility of contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden, and if necessary, the leaders of the two states can quickly agree on them, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.
At the same time, Peskov clarified that at the moment it was premature to talk about the organisation of any such meeting. Emphasising that a call or meeting could be set up at any moment between Putin and Biden, the spokesman added:

"The meeting is possible if the heads of state consider it appropriate. Currently, there is a clear, concrete understanding of the need to continue the dialogue at the foreign minister level."

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold an extraordinary meeting of the security council on Monday, the Kremlin spokesman said.

“Not a regular one,” Peskov clarified, when asked if the meeting is regular. The spokesman did not reveal what issues will be on the agenda of the meeting.
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Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden agreed on the principle of a proposed summit to lay out issues related to strategic stability and security in Europe, according to a Sunday release by Élysée. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are slated to meet on 24 February to begin the diplomatic effort.
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