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Biden accidentally calls Zelensky 'Volodymyr' at Nato summit

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Biden slips-up and calls Zelensky ‘Volodymyr’ in Nato summit gaffe

Joe Biden referred to Volodymyr Zelensky by his first name on Wednesday (13 July), as the pair spoke at the Nato summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.

“Volodymyr and I... I shouldn’t be so familiar,” Mr Biden said, referring to the Ukrainian president, before catching himself.

“Mr Zelensky and I talked about the kind of guarantees we could make in the meantime when I was in Ukraine and when we met in other places,” he continued.

The two leaders, as well as other G7 nations, had met to discuss long-time support for Ukraine at the summit.

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