Russia says it hopes Putin-Biden summit will take place in coming days – Ifax

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MOSCOW, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it hoped a summit between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden would take place in the coming days but that no date had yet been set, the Interfax news agency reported.

Political ties between Moscow and Washington are under renewed pressure from what Ukraine and the West say is a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine. Moscow denies it has an invasion plan and accuses Ukraine of building up its own forces in the east of the country.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; writing by Tom Balmforth; ; editing by John Stonestreet)

A file photo of Joe Biden (L) when he was U.S. Vice President with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) during their meeting in Moscow, Russia 10 March 2011. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

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