President Biden has announced that he expects to speak with his Russian counterpart at some unspecified future date after being invited to a livestreamed conversation.

“I’m sure we’ll talk at some point,” Biden said, speaking to reporters in Washington on Friday morning.

Asked about his promises to impose more sanctions against Russia, Biden said that “that will come in time.”

Biden did not give a timeframe for any possible discussion with Putin. On Thursday, the Russian president said he would be ready to speak to his US counterpart on Friday or on Monday.

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