Kremlin confirms Putin will participate in climate summit convened by Biden.
Biden invited 40 world leaders to the climate change summit, which runs through Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the climate summit convened by his US counterpart Joe Biden, which will begin this Thursday, as confirmed by the Kremlin on Monday.
“On April 22, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, will speak at the leaders’ meeting on the issue of climate in the videoconference format,” he said in a statement, picked up by the Russian news agency Sputnik.
Biden invited 40 world leaders to the summit on climate change, which runs through Thursday. It is an initiative of the president to try to move away from the environmental policies carried out by the previous tenant of the White House, Donald Trump , and strengthen an international alliance with the “main economies of the world to face the climate crisis.”
The two presidents had a telephone conversation last Tuesday, in the context of growing tensions over the situation on the border with Ukraine. In the conversation, according to the Russian Presidency, Biden confirmed Putin’s invitation to participate in the meeting.
Days later, the United States imposed a battery of sanctions against Russia, including the expulsion of diplomatic personnel from Washington, for their “harmful” activities. Moscow replied with a similar measure and warned of a “forceful” response.