Kremlin says Biden 'fundamentally wrong' on Russia
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The Kremlin said Wednesday that Joe Biden was "fundamentally wrong" about Russia, after the US president said Vladimir Putin was in trouble and the country's economy had "nothing" except for nuclear weapons.
"Russia is a nuclear power but a very responsible nuclear power, and yes, we have the oil and gas sector," Peskov said.
Biden said on Tuesday that President Putin has "a real problem, he is sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and nothing else."
"He knows he is in real trouble, which makes him even more dangerous in my view," the US leader added.
Earlier Wednesday US and Russian negotiators went into a fresh round of talks in Geneva aimed at stabilising the thorny relationship between Moscow and Washington.
The talks are a continuation of the strategic dialogue which started last month in the Swiss city with the first summit between Putin and Biden.
The Kremlin spokesman said the strategic stability talks were a "positive sign".
"Contacts are undergoing, that is a plus," Peskov said.
In March, Biden called Putin a "killer", as ties between Moscow and Washington deteriorated.
Tensions are high on multiple fronts including claims of meddling in US elections and Russia's human rights record.