Biden and Putin agreed in their pointedly separate press conferences that their first face-to-face meeting was “constructive.” Each leader agreed to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow. They also made plans to rework the last remaining treaty between the U.S. and Russia limiting nuclear weapons.
But not everything was coming up roses. Putin and Biden had very different ideas on how to address the cyberattacks that U.S. intelligence says was perpetrated by Russian hackers.
Will Putin change his behavior? Biden says he’s not confident, but offers one thing he thinks may keep Russia in line.