Vladimir Putin Defends Joe Biden's Decision to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

During a question and answer session after his speech at the Valdai Discussion Club in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin backed Biden's decision over the controversial U.S. withdrawal.

Putin said Biden "probably understood" even if he did not know "in detail" that he would face criticism domestically for the move, but "he went for it, accepted it and took on this responsibility.

"He did the right thing in deciding to withdraw troops but now, of course, we all need to look to the future."

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