"Russia will be pushed to sidelines": diplomat on Xi - Biden meeting
Volodymyr Yelchenko, diplomat, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations (2015-2019), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States (2020-2021), believes that Putin wants to stay in a multipolar world, but Russia is no longer it’s part
He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.
"After the meeting between Biden and Xi Jinping in San Francisco in November, Russia will be pushed even further to the sidelines. No matter how much Putin would like to remain at least some kind of “pole,” this will not happen. On the one hand, a bipolar world is not good for geopolitics. On the other hand, it is good that Russia is no longer in this polarity. Currently, Russia finds itself significantly farther from the "pole" in its confrontation with the rest of the world than it is from the actual geographic pole," Yelchenko emphasized.
According to the diplomat, the very fact that the meeting between Biden and Xi will take place indicates that documents and agreements have already been developed.
"There are already draft decisions that will deal exclusively with bilateral issues between the US and China," Yelchenko added.
- On October 27, US President Joe Biden met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and emphasized the need to cooperate to solve global problems.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the fate of humanity depends on whether China and the United States can find common ground. The Chinese leader hopes that the National Committee on US-China Relations will continue to support US-China relations and play a constructive role in promoting the normal and stable development of relations between the two countries.
- The United States and China agree to co-organize a meeting between leaders Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.