The schedule of the meeting between Putin and Biden became known

Photo: The White House has released Joe Biden’s schedule for the summit with Vladimir Putin in Geneva.

At 14.25 on Wednesday, June 16, negotiations will begin with a photo shoot of Putin, Biden and Swiss President Guy Parmelin. The bilateral meeting of the presidents will start in 10 minutes.

The 1st round of the extended meeting between Putin and Biden with the participation of delegations is scheduled for 15.55, and the 2nd round of the extended meeting is scheduled for 17.40.

It is reported that Biden will fly to Washington from Geneva immediately after the talks.

Earlier, the media reported on what the American leader will fly to a meeting with Putin.


The US wants to place a permanent group of the Navy in the Pacific Ocean


The US military is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Pacific to counter China. This was reported by the newspaper Politico.

According to the new plan, the Pentagon will be able to attract additional funds and resources as part of the competition with Beijing. These initiatives are the result of work commissioned by President Joe Biden’s China task force, which recently made recommendations to Austin.

It is specified that the Pacific group will be formed by analogy with the permanent NATO naval forces in the Atlantic created in 1968. Now it is not known whether only American ships will be included in the group, or whether other countries may also participate. No final decision has been made. The Pentagon has not yet informed Congress of these plans.


Biden did not want to spoil relations with Germany from sanctions against Nord Stream 2


The Washington Post reported that the US State Department insisted on imposing sanctions against the project of the Russian gas pipeline “Nord Stream-2” and the head of the company Nord Stream 2 AG Matthias Waring, but Joe Biden refused, fearing to spoil relations with Germany.

According to the newspaper, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, his deputy and Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland were not against sanctions aimed at blocking the project, without exception for the company’s executive director.

Joe Biden and other senior representatives of the National Security Council were against the sanctions, saying that they could spoil relations with Germany. It is specified that at the moment the project is already 90% complete, so the White House considers it as a fait accompli. It makes no sense to jeopardize relations between the United States and Germany.


Biden thanked Switzerland for organizing the summit with Russia


US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, June 15, held meetings with his Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, the press service of the White House reported.

“President Biden thanked President Parmelin for organizing the US-Russia summit on June 16 and paid tribute to the unique role of Switzerland, which provides a neutral territory for diplomacy and negotiations,” the statement said.

At the same time, the meeting discussed the situation with coronavirus infection, as well as the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19.


Scientists: the first cases of coronavirus in the United States occurred in 2019


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States of America, after conducting a study of blood samples, reported that the first cases of coronavirus infection in the country occurred at the end of 2019.

“The results of this report suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection may have been present in the United States in December 2019, earlier than previously thought,” the report said.

It is noted that more than 24 thousand blood samples submitted by Americans from 50 states in the period from January 2 to March 18, 2020 were analyzed. According to the results of the study, scientists concluded that a number of US citizens had antibodies formed as early as January 2020 – before the first recorded information about the COVID-19 disease was confirmed in their places of residence.


A pilot who performed the “miracle on the Hudson” has been nominated for the post of US Permanent Representative to ICAO


President of the United States of America Joe Biden has nominated pilot Chesley” Sully ” Sullenberger for the post of permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the White House press service reported.

On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320-214 flying from New York to Charlotte to Seattle collided with a flock of birds a minute and a half after takeoff, after which both engines failed.

The crew of the aircraft managed to land it on the water of the Hudson River in New York. As a result, all 155 people on board-150 passengers and five crew members-survived, 83 of them were injured, and five were seriously injured.

The media described the incident as a ” miracle on the Hudson.” In 2016, the film of the same name by Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks, was released.


In Syria, the HTS is preparing a staged chemical attack

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The militants of the banned in Russia group “Hayat Tahrir al-Sham” (HTS) are going to stage a chemical attack in the province of Idlib in Syria. This was announced by the deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit.

As noted in the CPVS, the terrorists brought four containers with toxic substances, possibly with chlorine, to the area of the city of Ariha. Representatives of the organization “White Helmets”, which is called pseudo-humanitarian in the CPVS, assist in these actions of the HTS.

The purpose of the preparations, according to the rear admiral, is to stage a chemical attack, and then blame the incident on the Syrian government forces.


Kozak said there was no progress on the meeting between Putin and Zelensky

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Deputy Head of the presidential administration Dmitry Kozak answered a question from journalists about whether there were any developments on the organization of a meeting between Vladimir Putin and President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.

“No, not yet,” Kozak said.

At the same time, Vladimir Zelensky said earlier that the Ukrainian and Russian sides had started contacts about organizing his meeting with Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin confirmed the contacts, but said that the process is very difficult.


The mother of a US Marine in a Russian prison called Putin’s words about him” offensive”

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The mother of American Trevor Reed, who was sentenced to 9 years in prison for drunken hooliganism, commented on the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said during an interview with NBC.

Recall that in 2019, 28-year-old Reed, who served as a Marine in the United States, came to Russia to rest, but once he got very drunk and quarreled with his housemates. They called the police, who quickly tied up the American, but Reed tried to arrange an accident, attacking the guards already in the car.

Recall that Putin was very critical of Reed. “Your Marine boyfriend is just a drunk and a bully. He got drunk, as we say, got drunk on vodka and started a fight, including hitting a police officer, ” he told NBC.

Trevor Reed’s mother, Paula, said that she was very insulted to hear this and that she considered it “untrue”. The American’s father, Joey Reed, was also critical – in his opinion, what Putin said “does not correspond to his position.”

Earlier it became known that Reed fell ill with the coronavirus. His mother is worried about his condition. “He feels lost, and that’s a concern. In addition, his health is also concerned. You know, no mother would want to receive such a letter from her son, ” she says.

Recall that on June 16, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva. It is possible that the leaders will discuss the exchange of prisoners between Russians and Americans, and we may also talk about Trevor Reed.

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Poland’s Sejm urges Germany to immediately stop Nord Stream 2″

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The lower house of the Polish parliament voted for a resolution against the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

The adopted document of the Seimas speaks about the danger of Russian expansion, in particular for Ukraine. In this regard, and in connection with respect for the “values on which the European Union is based”, the Polish deputies called on the EU member states and, above all, Germany to take measures aimed at an immediate and effective termination of the construction of the Nord Stream-2 .

In addition, the Sejm called on the United States, as a NATO ally, to support and expand sanctions against organizations involved in the construction of the gas pipeline.