02 August 2021,   22:48
Putin and Biden meeting - U.S. and Russia agree to return ambassadors to their posts

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he and President Joe Biden agreed to return their ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow in the first sign of moves to ease tensions following talks in Geneva.

After more than three hours of meetings between to the two foreign leaders, Putin told reporters at a press conference that there was “no hostility” between the two delegations. He described the meetings as “constructive”.

For months, no senior diplomat has been posted in either country, and it was unclear when their respective ambassadors would return. Putin also said he and Biden reached an agreement that the two countries would start negotiations on cybersecurity following a recent spate of ransomware attacks in the U.S. He did not elaborate.