Biden was right to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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# 21 October 2021 22:04 (UTC +04:00)

Joe Biden was right to withdraw the US troops from Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, addressing the Valdai Forum on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.

According to the Russian president, his US counterpart realised that the political decision to leave Afghanistan would face much criticism at home, but he took responsibility anyway.

Biden has repeatedly been criticised for the "chaotic" American troop exit from Afghanistan, which wrapped up in late August and came amid the Taliban's rapid offensive that led to the terrorist group seizing power in the country on 15 August.