Russia has said it is more than ready to discuss human rights abuses if Biden wants, but they should start with arrests of opposition protesters at the US Capitol, says Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov. This comes after Biden claimed he plans to raise the issue of human rights when he meets Vladimir Putin next month.
During a press conference on Monday, FM Sergey Lavrov said Moscow is happy to have the discussion, as long as it goes both ways. He announced that “we are ready to talk, we have no taboo topics. We will discuss whatever we think is necessary. We will be ready to answer the questions that the American side will raise. This also applies to human rights.”
However, he added that one issue might be far closer to home for Biden than other issues might be. “For example, we are following with interest the persecution of those persons who are accused of the riots on Januar