If necessary, Finland is ready to provide a venue for the first meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. This was stated by Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, who reports Interfax.
He recalled that Helsinki had previously held not only a meeting between the Russian head of state and former U.S. leader Donald Trump in 2018 but also Russian-U.S. consultations on strategic stability, which allowed the extension of the Strategic Offensive Arms Treaty (START).
Haavisto noted that the Finnish capital is always a good place for meetings, where they are fully prepared to arrange a possible meeting between the two leaders.
Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov revealed details of Putin and Biden’s first conversation.