Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to hand over cybercriminals to the United States,

Reuters

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One condition is that Washington then does the same in reverse.

Putin says Russia and the US may want to reach an agreement on the extradition of cybercriminals.

The White House previously reported that the two leaders would meet this week to discuss hackers who specialize in online extortion of international companies.

"If we agree to extradite criminals, then of course Russia will. But on the other hand, we expect that if the US agrees to this plan, it will stick to it," Putin said before the meeting. conversation with US President Joe Biden during an interview on state television.

According to the Russian president, the extradition of cyber criminals is a priority.

"Cybersecurity is important. When systems are shut down, it can have very serious consequences."

The first meeting between Biden and Putin is Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Another topic they are going to discuss is the bad relationship between the two countries.