Biden and Putin Talk

5 min readSep 24, 2022
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Biden is in the White House, Putin is in his bunker.
They talk via a special channel using advanced Zoom technology and they both fill their respective screens.
While not visible, in the room with Biden are Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan.
Two unnamed assistants sit near Putin.

Biden — It’s time to end this.
Putin — Are you speaking for Zelensky?
Biden — No… he speaks for himself.
Putin — What do you propose?
Biden — You pull back to behind your borders… and agree to pay reparations.
Putin — You’re mad.
Biden — You’ve just mobilized 300 thousand Russians to fight in Ukraine… 300 thousand men not well trained, and vulnerable to getting killed or maimed because they’re no match for Ukrainians… and for what?
Putin — I have a dream of a greater Russia… a Russia that will be respected everywhere… consulted in all important decisions…
Biden — You’ve had more than 20 years to do that… and you didn’t do it.

Putin lowers his eyes.

Biden — In those 20 years, China rose to become the second most important economy in the world… even though they were still denying their…




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