Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the relationship between his country and the US is at its “lowest point” ahead of his meeting with Joe Biden.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Mr Putin said: “We have a bilateral relationship that has deteriorated to its lowest point in recent years.”
The two leaders will meet in the Swiss city of Geneva on 16 June.
Mr Putin described former US president Donald Trump as “an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise he would not have become US president”.
He added: “He is a colourful individual. You may like him or not. And, but he didn’t come from the US establishment, he had not been part of big time politics before, and some like it some don’t like it but that is a fact.”
Mr Putin described Mr Biden, however, as “radically different from Trump because President Biden is a career man”.
“He has spent virtually his entire adulthood in politics.”
“That’s a different kind of person, and it is my great hope that yes, there are some advantages, some disadvantages, but there will not be any impulse-based movements, on behalf of the sitting US president.”
See more of the exclusive interview on NBC, MSNBC and NBCNews.com on Monday, as well as here on Sky News.