Key moments driving the past 2 decades of U.S.-Russia relations

As President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, ABC News’ Ian Pannell takes a look at some of the key moments between the U.S. and Russia since Putin came to power in 2000.
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The high stakes summit between president Joseph Biden and Vladimir Putin set for Geneva. It's just the latest in a complicated relationship between the US and Russia since Putin came to power. The past American presidents navigating hopes for better relations with the hard reality of Russia's actions. So tonight ABC's impanel takes a look at some of the key moment thriving the past two decades of US Russia relations. The bison Putin summit how we got him. May 2000. Vladimir Putin becomes president of Russia and George W. Bush is elected presidents in the US six months lays out June 2001. Putin meets when bush for the first time for some it's in Slovenia. I looked the man the and I. I found to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I'm was able to have. Get a sense of his soul. Man deeply committed to this country and his best interest of his country. I and I appreciate so very much the frank dialogue. June 2006. Were. US Russia relations now in Bush's second term. At Camp David President Bush reporting leads heading to BC prime minister of demo conclusion isn't evil well informed. It's like arguing with an eighth grader with his facts wrong. Relations worsened after Russia's 2000 an ace invasion of Georgia. November 2000 inmates Barack Obama is elected faulty bolt presidents of the United States represents what. I can I have been. That is. Eight luncheon recess. He. We will do it together. Looks 2009. US and Russia reset relations secretary of state Hillary Clinton presents Russian foreign minister Sergey lamb broke with a recent Boston. December 2011. Protests break has to Moscow with days until. Protest to save Russian parliamentary elections were rigged to. Putin blames Clinton in the US for lacking the largest protest since the bold of the Soviet Union and all this 2013. And Russia gives Edwards noted an asylum tensions boiled over after Russia refuses to extradite snooze and the leaking NSA secrets. March 2014. Russia invades Crimea bowling club pro western revolution in Ukraine and the moves were widely condemned by the international community including the US and Obama responds buying pleasing economic sanctions Russia. September 15. Russia militarily intervenes in the conflict in Syria for backing Bashar Al Assad. Russia's intervention is settled with America stands on the Syrian conflicts. September 2016 will. Obama describes reaching conclusion of the G-20 has turned due to blunt and businesslike. Obama Lacey says he confronted -- in over election year hacking of the DNC and Clinton Campaign emails. November 2016 dual trumps elected the 45 presidents of the United States. Music wasting their time congratulating truck. March 27 seeing the FBI director James can be appears before the House Judiciary Committee. He confirms for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to do you have beaten in the 2016 presidential election. That the FBI as part of our counterintelligence mission is investigating. The Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016. Presidential election from. And that includes. Investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the trump campaign. And the Russian government. Wind and weather when there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts. May 2017. Trump host Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov the Russian ambassador Sergey kissed Jack from India Oval Office. Trump and ends up revealing highly classified information about the planned Islamic states operational. August 27 seeing what congress overwhelmingly passes a bill sanctioning Russia and interfering in the 2016 elections. Some signs the bill behind closed doors for holding its seriously flawed. July 20 AT. That's a summit in Helsinki would pretend trump says he believes Russia wants you to embolden in the election interference from. People came to me Dan Coats came to me and some others they said they think it's Russian. I have President Putin. He just said it's not Russia and I will say this I don't see any reason why it would be. November 20/20. Joseph Biden selected to 46 presidents of the United States. Putin since bludgeon a telegram congratulating him. March 20/20 one president Baigent six stand with George Stephanopoulos and Rihanna she's criticism of Putin. We're calling an interaction from 2011 I was along with him in his office. Didn't. Handle that that's how it came about it was when President Bush is set actually looked in his eyes and saw soul. I said look to your eyes and I don't think you have a solo Bragman said we understand each. Such a well done timeline by in a puts it all in perspective for us.

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