Russia Threatens to Send ‘Unpleasant’ Signals to U.S. Ahead of Summit

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
In this 2011 file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden (L.) shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Russia said on Monday it would send an array of “unpleasant” signals to the United States in coming days and that Washington was not showing a readiness to discuss all issues at a bilateral summit next month, the state news agency RIA reported.

The comments by Sergei Ryabkov, Russia‘s deputy foreign minister, came a day after U.S. President Joe Biden said that he would press Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the two leaders meet in June.