Financial Times finds reasons for warming relations between Putin and Biden


It is obvious that after Donald Trump leaves the White House, Washington will begin to "tighten the screws" in relations with Moscow. The Americans will want to simultaneously raise the price for the violations of the established order in the world committed by the Russians, and at the same time check whether there is an opportunity to establish interaction between the countries, writes the British newspaper Financial Times.


Russian leader Vladimir Putin is not having the best moment in his life right now. In Russia, the COVID-19 pandemic is raging, negatively affecting the economy countries and the Russian ruble. Various Western sanctions have been imposed on Moscow, the European Union is outraged by the attempt on the life of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and protests are raging in neighboring Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.

In addition, military campaigns in Syria and Libya have not yet brought Russia the expected dividends. Moreover, Moscow had to intervene in the real war between Yerevan and Baku over Nagorno-Karabakh and send its peacekeepers to the region. Turkey has challenged Russia for influence in the Transcaucasus, the Middle East and North Africa.

At the same time, Trump's defeat deprives Putin of his most important admirer, who wanted to develop relations and lent legitimacy to his authoritarian rule. In turn, Joe Biden promised to normalize US relations with European NATO partners. Therefore, it is possible that Putin is now considering whether it is in Russia's interests to spend the next four years in open confrontation with the West.

The word "reset" is not a favorite in Biden's vocabulary. Recently, he loudly declared that the West should support public figures who oppose the Kremlin.

But Biden is still a pragmatist. He simply made it clear to Putin that the START-3 agreement needs to be extended, agree on the climate, the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and other pressing issues. Therefore, there are reasons for a warming relationship between Putin and Biden. How it will be implemented is another matter.

Putin has been in the chair of the leader of the largest country on the planet for 20 years. Perhaps he still feels resentment towards the West for the loss of the vast Soviet empire. And, perhaps, this is what will prevent the thaw from coming.

The Europeans will no doubt support the reset. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will welcome this. This is the main danger. Too warm relations between Washington and Moscow could lead to a gradual transition of Europeans to Putin's side. Therefore, the only way for Biden to convince Putin to make concessions is to be tough from the very beginning, the newspaper concludes.
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  1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 19 November 2020 18: 48
    +2
    in americos, apparently nothing rages and everything is in the right jam?
  2. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 19 November 2020 19: 18
    0
    Analyzers ... Flush cleaners rather.
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 19 November 2020 21: 19
    -1
    How to write degenerates or degenerates correctly?
    Poor Americans, what they blow into their ears ...
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 19 November 2020 21: 41
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      Quote: 123
      what is blown into their ears

      the same as for Russians - turn on Russia-24 and feel it. Any most controversial bill is positioned as another breakthrough. By the way, where is the breakthrough promised by Putin in 2018 under "his" elections - "moved" in 2020 from 2024 to 2030 and beyond? wink Promises - they are, the main thing is to win the elections lol And so that all sorts of "seditious people" do not disturb the masses - so they can turn off YouTube. The masses will not use VPN to bypass blocking - they will watch Russia-24, and everything is fine there and it will only get better thanks to United Russia laughing
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 20 November 2020 00: 22
        +2
        the same as for the Russians - turn on Russia-24 and feel it.

        You advise me to watch propaganda? Quite a strange approach laughing

        By the way, where is the breakthrough promised by Putin in 2018 under "his" elections - "moved" in 2020 from 2024 to 2030 and beyond?

        It's not entirely clear what you mean. request I turned to the "primary sources", it did not become clearer.



        What in your opinion should have happened and did not happen? Please clarify.

        Promises - they are, the main thing is to win the elections lol And so that all sorts of "seditious people" do not disturb the masses - so they can turn off YouTube.

        And what's the use of your "Kromol" people? Only foreign grants work out.

        The masses will not use VPN to bypass blocking - they will watch Russia-24, and everything is fine there and will only get better thanks to United Russia

        You underestimate people. VPN hasn't been a problem for a long time. Have you ever thought that they are not watched simply because they are not interesting?
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 20 November 2020 00: 34
    +3
    There will be no warming. If Trump can still be respected for his advocacy of preserving and increasing the number of jobs in the United States, then Biden is just a scumbag, ready to bring the world to a nuclear war for the personal enrichment of a handful of hucksters.
  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 November 2020 11: 30
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    The word "reset" is not a favorite in Biden's lexicon.

    He has a favorite - "chewing". They were gnawing at the US patriot Trump ...
    And what does it mean -

    agree on the climate, the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    This is where Russia will be able to supply the vaccine, and where is it prohibited? Let people die, only without the Russian vaccine so that they can live like in Ukraine, for example?