Russia's Putin has a different kind of call with the White House

Following the first Biden-Putin phone meeting, the Russian leader no doubt noticed the dramatic change at the White House.

1/27/2021 8:46:00 PM

.MaddowBlog: Russia’s Pres. Putin has no doubt noticed the dramatic change at the White House after the first Biden-Putin phone meeting.

Following the first Biden-Putin phone meeting, the Russian leader no doubt noticed the dramatic change at the White House.

.Yesterday, Putin has his first phone meeting with President Joe Biden, and it's probably fair to say the Russian leadernoticed the differencebetween the current American president and his predecessor. NBC News reported:Biden discussed a five-year extension to New START, the strategic arms reduction treaty, "agreeing to have their teams work urgently to complete the extension by February 5," the White House said. Biden also reaffirmed the U.S.'s "firm support for Ukraine's sovereignty," raised concerns over the Solar Winds hack on the federal government that has been linked by U.S. officials to Russia, and media reports of Russia placing bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. In addition, Biden raised the issue of 2020 election interference and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

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Areportsummarized that Biden made"a hard pivot away from the deference" that Trump often displayed toward Russia, choosing instead to lay out"a bill of complaint" against Putin,"airing allegations of human rights abuses, cyberspying and more."

On the surface, none of this would be especially notable. An American president took a stand in support of American principles and priorities during a call with his Russian counterpart. It's entirely in line with expectations and diplomatic norms.

It is not, however, entirely in line with recent U.S. foreign policy. As a Voxreportadded, yesterday's Biden-Putin call"stands out for how different it was in both substance and tone from how Trump routinely spoke to Putin throughout his presidency — with deference and praise."

"Finally we have a president who will confront Putin on the real issues at hand," said Alina Polyakova, president of the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington."This was the wish list for everything that should have been discussed for the last four years, but wasn't."

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