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Russia in difficult spot, desperately wants to be relevant -Biden

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WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that Russia is in a very difficult situation and wants to remain relevant, in explaining why President Vladimir Putin may want to work with the United States and other countries.

"Russia is in a very, very difficult spot right now. They are being squeezed by China. They want desperately to remain a major power," Biden said as he prepared to board Air Force One to return home from Geneva, where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Biden was responding to questions about why Russia would want to cooperate with the United States. (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)