Joe Biden claimed he could not do anything to stop the Russian-German pipeline Nord Stream 2 from being completed.
The Biden Administration has advanced talks with Russia, despite recent threats of revenge for alleged cyberattacks. Biden’s Climate Envoy John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
U.S. and Russian diplomats have come together to help the United Nations send humanitarian aid to Syria. On Friday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to keep sending assistance through a key border crossing along the Syria-Turkey border for one additional year.
Joe Biden issued a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing threats of Russian-backed ransomware attacks. On Friday, Biden held a phone call with Putin and demanded the Russian President disrupt cyber criminals operating in his country.
The White House is set to blacklist more than 30 companies linked to Russia, Iran and China.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has called out Joe Biden for his failures in adequately responding to cyberattacks. During an interview on Monday, Speier said the U.S. has been at a disadvantage in regards to cybersecurity by arguing being in an open country delays reaction time.
A hacker group with ties to Russia is demanding $70 million in Bitcoin to unfreeze computers at as many as 1,500 companies around the world. REvil, the hacker group known for allegedly extorting $11 million from meat supplier JBS over Memorial Day weekend, announced late Sunday night that they will unscramble all the affected devices in return for the ransom.
Joe Biden sent a warning to Russian President Vladamir Putin that the U.S. would take action if he was to find Russia was behind Friday’s mass cyberattack on at least 200 companies. Biden spoke to reporters on Saturday and said although the U.S. did not initially think the attack came from the Russian government, he was not sure who it was for certain.
The much anticipated meeting between Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concludes. One America’s Chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion has more from the White House.