US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin (left) shake hands during their meeting in Geneva. File photo: TASS/Zuma Press/TNS
US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin (left) shake hands during their meeting in Geneva. File photo: TASS/Zuma Press/TNS
Joe Biden

Meet Putin at Bali G20 or skip it? Biden stuck between a rock and a hard place

  • Even if the US president avoids handshake with the Russian leader whom he has sought to isolate, the pair would be sharing the stage during the meetings and ceremonies
  • Biden must also confront the fact that nations like Indonesia are refusing to pick sides over the Ukraine invasion despite his demand that they do so

US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin (left) shake hands during their meeting in Geneva. File photo: TASS/Zuma Press/TNS
US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin (left) shake hands during their meeting in Geneva. File photo: TASS/Zuma Press/TNS
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