Beyond Ukraine, plenty of issues for Biden-Putin talks

  • A man poses for photo next to wax figures depicting U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin displayed at a wax sculptures exhibition in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border seen as a sign of a potential invasion. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

WASHINGTON — Russia’s military buildup on the border with Ukraine will be the top focus of talks between President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, but there are plenty of other thorny issues on the table as well, including cyberattacks, human rights, and US-Russian relations that a Kremlin spokesman says are overall in “a rather dire state.”

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