“Did anyone think that when I called for sanctions against Russia, that, in addition to NATO, Australia, Japan, North Korea and some of the ASEAN countries would support them?”

Biden said, speaking to graduates of the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

In March, The Atlantic journalist Tom Nichols urged Biden to keep a close eye on his public statements, especially in light of the Ukrainian crisis.

The Wall Street Journal writer James Freeman also expressed the opinion that in the current crisis in relations between countries, it would be safer for everyone if Biden stopped making "unprepared statements" on sensitive topics.

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