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Call With Biden Cements Anti-Russia Stance, Despite New Start Optimism



  • US political expert sees US-Russia relations to get worse before they get better, despite the 5y extension of the New Start agreement.
  • Comes after a phone call between Putin & Biden yesterday to conclude New Start negotiations limiting the increase in nuclear arsenals.
  • Biden also raised concerns about human rights, Navalny's poisoning and aggression vs the Ukraine in the call, cementing expectations for a more hawkish stance form the White House in 2021
  • Russian Upper House will now vote for New Start extension ratification today as the top item on the agenda - expected to pass without major obstacles
  • Putin to speak at the WEF Davos forum 1100GMT & Novak to hold long-term LNG strategy meeting
MNI London Bureau | +44 020-3983-7894 |
MNI London Bureau | +44 020-3983-7894 |

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