Biden warns Russian Federation against 'harmful activities' at start of first official trip

Lula Sharp
June 11, 2021

The Pew study found that under Biden, the numbers had rebounded.

Among the 1,011 Canadians who took part in the survey, the percentage of those with a favourable view of the US hit 61 per cent, up from 35 per cent last year - a finding that largely mirrors the median result across 12 countries that were surveyed in both years.

In France, positive views of the US have more than doubled to 65% from 31% previous year, according to the survey. Again, that result was in line with the broader worldwide findings.

The United States was generally held in low regard in public opinion surveys conducted during Donald Trump's presidency. He wrote that he wants to "realize America's renewed commitment to our allies and partners".

In a television interview, Biden also said he considered Putin to be a "killer", a claim Putin quickly turned against the U.S.by citing its slaughter of Native Americans in the 18th century settlement of the country, and deadly abuse of minorities throughout its history.

US President Joe Biden has launched his first official overseas trip with a warning to Russian Federation that it faces "robust and meaningful" consequences if it engages in "harmful activities".

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President Biden will then inspect the Guard of Honour alongside their Commanding Officer Major James Taylor and Major General Christopher Ghika.

The UK visit - the first stop on his eight-day trip - comes ahead of a meeting next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva and with leaders at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels. Throughout the trip he'll meet with world leaders in an effort to shore up alliances and build support among allies to counter emerging threats with a united front.

And where a whopping 93 per cent of Canadians described Trump as arrogant in a 2017 survey, only 11 per cent felt the same way about Biden in 2021. A year ago, a median of only 17% said the same about Trump.

The idea that Russian Federation would alienate China over the possibility of the USA temporarily easing tensions with Russian Federation is "very short-sighted", and "Russia is smarter than Americans think", the ambassador said.

Only 39 per cent described the USA political system as working very or somewhat well, compared with 60 per cent who said the opposite.

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