Biden makes yet another gaffe by calling Ukraine's Zelensky 'Vladimir'

July 13, 2023

The 80-year-old commander-in-chief referred to Zelensky as 'Vladimir' as he poured praise on the Ukrainian military for its fightback against Moscow's troops. Biden had just vowed to stand by Ukraine 'as long as it takes' as he and fellow G7 leaders announced a new security deal for Kyiv. Biden and his Ukrainian counterpart later sat down for long-awaited talks in Vilnius, Lithuania on the second day of a key NATO summit. Dressed in his trademark olive green combat fatigues, Zelensky appeared to row back on his bullish outburst from 24 hours earlier. While at the same time vague wording about 'conditions' is added even for inviting Ukraine,' Zelensky said.