Biden about Putin: smart and tough

United States President Joe Biden spoke about his attitude toward his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

“I’ve met with him before. He’s smart, he’s tough, and I would say he’s a worthy opponent,” he said.

The White House chief said that at the upcoming meeting in Geneva, he intends to outline to Putin areas of possible U.S.-Russian cooperation, stressing that the upcoming summit will be a “critical meeting.”

“In the areas where we disagree, we need to clarify where the red lines are,” Biden added.