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A softer approach toward Russia?

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Here's what the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia mean for the historic adversaries President Joe Biden announced a series of tough new sanctions against Russia Thursday, as the historic adversaries confront one another again both in ...
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Pictured is Russian President Vladimir Putin sometime after President Joe Biden talked with reporters about Putin and Russia, April 15, 2021.

With regard to Russia, yesterday President Joe Biden told reporters, "Now is the time to de-escalate. The way forward is through thoughtful dialogue and diplomatic process. The US is prepared to move forward constructively with that process".

This comes days after Biden placed new sanctions on "30 Russian individuals and organizations" while accusing Russia of meddling in the 2020 election and "behind the Solar Winds cyber-espionage attack against some 100 corporate networks and 9 government agencies. All this denied by the Kremlin as accusations without merit and no evidence provided. Last month he referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a killer. Now he's reaching out to him. Lest we forget in a March 16 interview with George Stephanopoulos, when asked if Russian president Vladimir Putin was a killer, Biden replied, "Uh-huh. I do".

Unless I'm missing something here, Biden is now reaching out to Russia in all but a complete reversal of what he's been saying about Putin and Russia.

How can one accuse someone of being a killer, accuse them of interfering in the US election, initiate new sanctions against Russian individuals and organizations and expect them now agree to have diplomacy with them?

Put yourself in Putin's shoes. Would you now extend your hand to Biden? How could you trust anything coming out of Biden's mouth?

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