US President Joe Biden believes that the leaders of Russia and China, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, rely on autocracy. He expressed this opinion on Thursday, July 22, during a conversation with citizens, organized by the TV channel CNN…
“I spoke with Xi Jinping from China, I know him well, he is a tough guy, he truly believes: the 21st century will be determined by oligarchs, not a joke, democracy cannot work in the 21st century – he convinced me,” Biden said.
Xi Jinping is convinced, the American leader believes, that it is impossible to unite the nation under democracy as quickly as under autocracy.
Biden noted that he spent time talking with Vladimir Putin, whom he knows well.
“These guys are betting on autocracy, I’m not kidding. Democracy has to stand up and show what we can do, ”Biden said.
According to the President of the United States, after the storming of the Capitol, “the whole world is worried” about the United States.
“When I was at the G7 – the strongest democracies – I said, ‘America is back.’ They asked: “Is it really so, can we believe you, Joe?” – he declared.
On July 21, the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that Washington has provoked an unprecedented exacerbation of relations with Moscow in recent years. Russia is undergoing systemic pressure from the American side, to which Washington is pulling its allies at the same time bringing a “strong ideological component” to relations with Moscow, the diplomatic service said.
In turn, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that the peoples of Russia and the United States need cooperation, this is in their interests. Moscow and Washington are permanent members of the UN Security Council, which imposes special obligations on them to maintain peace. The two countries “should not have time for quarrels,” because they need to solve other international problems, the diplomat said.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden, during a meeting in Switzerland on June 16, adopted a joint statement on strategic stability, and, among other things, decided on the return of ambassadors.