(International observation) "Killer" and "Wish you health": How will Russia-US relations go after Putin returns to Biden?

  China News Agency, Moscow, March 21, title: "Killer" and "Wish you good health": How will Russia-US relations go after Putin returns to Biden?

  China News Agency reporter Wang Xiujun

  In an interview with ABC on March 17, US President Biden stated that Russian President Putin was a "killer."

This remark immediately caused a strong reaction from the Russian side.

Many high-ranking officials in Russia said that Biden's "unprecedented" remarks were unacceptable.

The picture shows US President Biden in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

  Compared with others, Putin's own response was more calm and reserved.

Putin said on the 18th that he would respond to Biden with "Wish you good health", and pointed out that "when we evaluate others, we are like looking in a mirror, we will always see ourselves", and cleverly pointed out Biden's "killer" reality. For fallacy.

Data map: Russian President Putin.

  Later that day, Veteran politician Putin took advantage of this opportunity to propose a live webcast conversation with Biden at his convenience.

This proactive posture is not only a response to Biden, but also a willingness to have an open dialogue with the United States, which has taken the initiative in public opinion.

  Biden's response to Putin's initiative to initiate an invitation can not be described as inflexible.

He did not directly state whether he agreed, but on the 19th he believed that he would have a talk with Putin "at a certain moment."

As for when, Biden did not say.

  So far, the presidents of the two countries have completed a round of shouting in the air, earning enough attention.

However, behind this attack, the two sides have a long-term lack of mutual trust and a tense relationship, but each has a delicate relationship with room for maneuver.

  Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been pursuing a policy of weakening and containing Russia. Therefore, Russia-US relations have been fluctuating and repeated many times.

During the time of former US President Trump, although Trump admired Putin and held a presidential summit with him, the relationship between the two countries did not show any substantial improvement. On the contrary, problems such as Syria, Iraq, arms control, human rights, and network security continued to deteriorate. .

The Russian side described the relationship between the two sides as "very bad" and "faced collapse."

  After the 2020 U.S. election, the Democratic Party "in full power."

As a Democratic candidate, Biden repeatedly criticized Russia during the election campaign before he took office, showing a tough attitude towards Russia.

He also pointed out that Russia is the biggest threat to the United States.

In fact, his remarks reflect the consistent negative views of the US Democratic Party on Russia.

  After Biden took office, he also made it clear that he would change the Russian policy during Trump's period.

Biden's attendance at the G7 summit, participation in the Munich Security Conference, and enhanced interaction with the European Union and NATO reflect the strategic intention of restoring and strengthening the transatlantic partnership and jointly exerting pressure on Russia.

In practice, the United States has recently expanded its export restrictions to Russia on the grounds that Russia has used "illegal nerve agents."

In addition, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence of the United States recently issued a report accusing Russia of attacking Biden’s campaign team during the 2020 US presidential election in an attempt to undermine American voters’ confidence in the election.

According to US media, based on the report, the United States is expected to announce more sanctions against Russia in the future.

  In response, the Russian side also responded tit-for-tatly, saying that the U.S.'s statements are "fabricated and untrue." Russia will "analyze the way of cooperation with the United States" and "take all necessary measures to counteract the U.S. sanctions." risks of".

In addition, the Russian side also announced the recall of Russian ambassador to the United States Antonov to discuss the prospects of Russian-US relations.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova emphasized that Antonov's return to China is related to the deadlock in bilateral relations between Russia and the United States, "and this situation is caused by the United States."

  It can be seen that after Biden took power, the confrontation between Russia and the United States became more intense.

But from the speeches of the leaders of both sides, it is not difficult to see that both Putin and Biden have left room for them and did not close the window of conversation.

The team of the two leaders also conveyed this attitude more clearly since then.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said on the 19th that Putin clearly stated his desire to continue to develop relations between Russia and the United States under any circumstances.

A spokesperson for the US State Department also stated that the United States hopes to establish a predictable relationship with Russia.

  As the two big countries of Russia and the United States, while guarding each other, they also need each other.

It is impossible for Russia and the United States to circumvent each other in terms of preventing and controlling the new crown epidemic, solving the Iranian nuclear issue, the Syrian issue, combating terrorism, and maintaining global strategic stability.

In fact, in January of this year, Putin and Biden talked on the phone and reached an agreement to extend the only remaining arms control treaty between the two countries-the "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty", which was a photo of the gloomy relationship between the two countries. There was a ray of sunshine.

As Russian analysts have said, on many issues, Russia and the United States will grasp a certain degree and try to avoid causing irreparable damage.

  But freezing three feet is not a day's cold.

The United States wants to maintain its global hegemony and suppress other threatening competitors, while Russia is trying to defend its own security space. At the same time, it does not want the suppression of the United States to affect its own pace of recovery.

Obviously, in such a structural contradiction, it is difficult for Russia-US relations to be significantly improved in the short term. It is expected that the two countries will still be cautiously passing through a period of time in the rainy and sunny weather.