Mr Patrushev last week held talks with Jake Sullivan, the USA national security adviser, to discuss the preparations for the summit slated for June 16 in Geneva.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed that rioters who took part in the January 6 attack on the Capitol are being "persecuted" by the U.S. government.
Russian Federation is not expecting any major breakthrough when President Vladimir Putin and U.S. counterpart Joe Biden hold their first summit this month, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
Ahead of the meeting, Biden has said he will challenge Putin on Russia's human-rights record. We have no taboo topics. We will discuss whatever we think is necessary. "There are some other things that we communicate to the Americans behind closed doors", Ryabkov told reporters. "This also applies to human rights", said Lavrov.
"For example, we are following with interest the persecution of those persons who are accused of the riots on January 6 this year" in Washington, DC, he said.
US President Joe Biden salutes before delivering an address at the 153rd National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Virginia on May 31, 2021. In January, thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets in support of Navalny were arrested.
The two leaders have not been on best terms in the past few weeks, especially since the USA leader called Putin a "killer". U.S. intelligence agencies believed that Russian Federation was behind a series of cyberattacks on USA government computer networks and on United States aid agencies. Moscow denied those accusations.
Lavrov's comments echoed some Republican responses to the Capitol riot, with some conservatives downplaying the significance of the riot and portraying the federal investigation into the attack as a bid to persecute ordinary conservatives.
500 people have been charged in the investigation into the riot, for offences including assaulting police officers, firearms offences, violent entry to Congress, and disorderly conduct.