In an interview, the US president appears to mix up the two nations
US President Joe Biden has mixed up the countries of Afghanistan and Ukraine, despite them being more than 3,000km apart, in what was the second major geography gaffe by a senior American official in just one day.
The president needed two attempts to get his country choice correct when answering questions posed to him on Thursday regarding the US’ decision to evacuate troops from Afghanistan last summer, following America’s 20-year military campaign in the country.
“There is no way we were ever going to unite Ukraine. I mean, Iraq. Afghanistan!” Biden said in an interview with US broadcasting company NBC.
The president’s gaffe came straight after answering questions about the ongoing conflict, which is currently the most important topic for American foreign policy. His interview with NBC…
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