Putin offered the US leader a higher price on Thursday in a video call with graduates of a government management school. Biden kept him on guard with his deft negotiating skills, Putin said. “He knows the matter perfectly,” Putin said. “He is completely focused and knows what he wants to achieve. And he does it very cleverly. ”He dismissed what he described as attempts by the media to view Biden as physically fragile, noting that the 78-year-old US president was in very good shape.
“The atmosphere was quite friendly,” he added. “I think we managed to understand each other, we managed to understand each other’s positions on key issues, they differ on many things and we notice the differences. We established areas and points where we can possibly bring our positions closer … ”