The former New Jersey governor spoke about President Joe Biden's visits to the U.K., Belgium and Switzerland last week.
"We've shown all along the way that we are not going to pull our punches," said National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
"In terms of the symbolism of having a sit-down with the American president, absolutely. That is a very important win for Putin," Hill, who served as a top Russia adviser under former President Donald Trump, said.
Catherine Serou, 34, had gone missing on Tuesday after getting into an unidentified car in Nizhny Novgorod where she was a university student.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave high marks for U.S. President Joe Biden after their meeting in Switzerland this week—despite their rocky relationship of the past.
While China urged other countries to cut their nuclear arsenal, an editor for a state-run publication advocated for China's beefing up of its nuclear supply.
After their meeting in Geneva, the Russian president said of his U.S. counterpart "he does not miss anything, I can assure you."
"No...there is no reason for that yet," Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, when asked if the U.S. would be taken off Moscow's list of "unfriendly countries."
The Biden administration should conduct a comprehensive and thorough analysis of today's global security environment to ascertain what changes might be appropriate for America's role in NATO.
Kremlin-loyal newspapers were full of praise for the Russian president's decisiveness—and his tie—but commentators pointed out that there was little progress made during the Geneva summit.
"I'm not confident," the president responded. "When did I say I was confident?"
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, called preventing collisions that could "ruin the civilization" the world's top priority.
The U.S. president came bearing gifts when the two leaders met face-to-face for the first time since Biden took office.
The American president made it clear that he would side with the U.S. over Russia and every other nation, unlike the unexpected comments that came from Trump after his own summit with Putin in 2018.
Putin defended his pushback on Navalny and his supporters, saying he didn't want an incident like the January 6 Capitol Riot to happen in Russia.
The United States ambassador to Russia and the Russian ambassador to the U.S. will be returning to their formal positions after being pulled home earlier this year.
Foreign policy chief of the EU, Josep Borrell said relations with Russia are at the "lowest level" and are likely to get worse. Russia still plays a big role in trade with the EU and further debates will be held on how to deal with it.
It was difficult to hear President Biden amid the confusion and noise in the library at Geneva's Villa La Grange.
The Russian president flew into Switzerland on his Ilyushin II-96-300PU, the same plane that has carried his predecessors since 1996.
President Joe Biden is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. The two are expected to discuss sanctions, human rights violations, and recent cyber attacks.
Three F-22 Raptors were scrambled from a U.S. base in Hawaii on Sunday, but no Russian aircraft were intercepted.
The Fox News host said they would never normally play a tape of a foreign adversary criticizing the government, before showing clip from Putin's NBC interview.
After Biden and Putin described their meetings as constructive and positive, Biden said the real test will come in the coming months.
Biden's Wednesday meeting with Putin could be a strategic move in dealing with China and threats it poses to the United States.
The then-VP claimed he looked into the Russian leader's eyes and told him, "I don't think you have a soul" during their handshake.
Putin's foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov said he is "not sure that any agreements will be reached" during the Wednesday meeting between the two leaders.
With the current relationship between the superpowers at its lowest, this meeting will be a crucial step in moving forward.