President Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for a highly anticipated showdown between the two leaders.

They will meet in Geneva for what's expected to be roughly a half-day of talks between the two presidents and aides behind closed doors.

When asked Tuesday if he was ready for Wednesday's talks, Biden replied, "I am always ready."

Biden had called Putin a "worthy adversary," on Monday prior to their long-anticipated meeting. His comments came after he agreed Putin was a "killer" earlier this year.

Biden and Putin are expected to discuss a range of issues, including Iran and North Korea's nuclear capabilities, Syria, the Arctic, strategic stability, arms control, climate change, and COVID-19.

The president is also expected to raise the issue of Russia-based ransomware attacks with Putin during their summit, the White House said after critical infrastructure in the U.S. fell victim to another attack.

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