On Monday, Russia reportedly told the United States that it should anticipate “uncomfortable” signals from the country in the near future.
As reported by Reuters, the comments came from Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, after President Joe Biden spoke about Russian President Putin’s human rights record on Sunday. The two world leaders are scheduled to come together for a summit on June 16 in Switzerland.
“The Americans must assume that a number of signals from Moscow … will be uncomfortable for them, including in the coming days,” Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the RIA news agency, per Reuters.
Ryabkov also reportedly noted that the country would be ready to answer Biden’s questions about human rights in the country, “and said that Moscow was being more flexible than Washington when it came to drawing up an agenda for the summit, RIA reported.”
Reuters noted that the relationship between Russia and the United States has been tense for several reasons lately, including the