Representative Sherrill Statement Following Conclusion of Biden-Putin Summit

June 16, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC — Following the conclusion of a bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a former Russian policy officer in the US Navy, released the following statement:

“Today, President Joe Biden delivered a crucial message to Vladimir Putin: the United States’ posture is very different than it was under the last administration. The president has made clear that the United States is willing to cooperate where our interests align, but will no longer allow Putin to act with impunity. From human rights to cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, President Biden stood strong and declared that there will be consequences when Putin disregards international norms or human rights.

“This past week of meetings with our allies at the G7 and NATO, and with Russia, amounted to a clear message to the world that the United States is resuming its standing as a leader in the world.

“President Biden is right — it will be months before we know if the message works and will rein in Putin’s nefarious actions. But after four long years, it is clear that America’s leadership in the world is back on track.”