The Pentagon says recent US-Russian contacts at the highest level give “no reason for optimism.”
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby called the one-hour telephone conversation between Biden and Putin dark on Saturday.
“It certainly is not a sign that things are moving in the right direction.” This is certainly not a sign that Putin intends to de-escalate. “And it’s certainly not a sign that he is committing to the diplomatic path again,” Kirby told Fox News Sunday when asked about the lack of fundamental change following the call.
“So that gives us no reason to be optimistic.” “, Concluded Kirby.