MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is setting a tough tone for his summit with U.S. President Joe Biden. Speaking at an economic forum Friday in St. Petersburg, Putin accused Washington of trying to contain Russia’s development and cited its response to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol as a manifestation of the West’s double standards. The Russian leader said arms control, global conflicts, the coronavirus pandemic and climate change are among the issues he and Biden would discuss at their June 16 summit in Geneva. Putin praised his own country’s response to the pandemic and called for a stronger international effort to curb global warming.
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