Despite the United States and allies unanimously agreeing to assist Poland’s inquiry, U.S. President Joe Biden said it is improbable that the missile that struck Poland and killed two people was launched from Russia.
Biden promised to “ensure we determine just what occurred.”
Poland’s government reported that two persons were killed early on Wednesday morning after a “missile made in Russia” touched down there. It would be the first time a Russian projectile has struck NATO territory since Russia’s conflict in Ukraine started in February of this year.
When asked if the missile was fired from Russia, Biden responded, “There is preliminary intelligence that disputes that. “I won’t say until we have finished our investigation. Given the trajectory, it is improbable that it was shot from Russia, but we’ll see.
The possibility that Russia could have launched the missile from Ukraine or anywhere else was not addressed by Biden.
Speaking while attending the Group of 20 summit, a gathering of the biggest economies in the world, Biden was in Bali, Indonesia.
Biden has stated time and time again that any attack on NATO territory will be viewed as an attack on the entire alliance. After the incident, he spoke with Polish President Andrzej Duda, expressing his unwavering support, according to the White House. The White House reported that he had a separate conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Biden called a conference of “like-minded leaders” to discuss the situation before addressing to reporters. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, and European Council President Charles were among the G-7 members and allies who attended.
As we look into it and move forward, we’ll decide what to do next together, Biden said. “Everyone at the table was in complete agreement.”
The group also talked on Russia’s recent missile attacks in Ukraine, according to Biden, who called the nation’s aggression “unconscionable.”
Biden noted that despite the G-20’s call for de-escalation, Russia has continued to worsen the situation in Ukraine. “There were dozens and dozens of missile attacks in western Ukraine while we were meeting. Since the beginning of the conflict, we have supported Ukraine wholeheartedly.