US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday after a meeting with allied leaders that they will find out “exactly what happened” in Poland, but indicated that preliminary information makes it “unlikely” that the missile that fell in that country was fired “from Russia.”

“We decided to support Poland’s investigation of the explosion,” Biden told reporters after an emergency meeting with other G7 and Western leaders.
“We are going to make sure that we find out exactly what happened…and then we are going to collectively determine our next step,” said the US president from the Indonesian island of Bali, the site of the G20 summit.

Asked if the missile that killed two people in a Polish town near the Ukrainian border was fired by Russia, Biden noted that there was “preliminary information disputing this.”

“It is unlikely that..the missile was fired from Russia,” given its trajectory, the leader explained.

In the meeting organized early in the morning in Indonesia, the leaders of the G7 countries (Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) participated, together with those of Spain, the Netherlands, and the European Union.

The explosion in Poland, a member of the European Union and NATO, quickly raised concerns about the involvement of the military alliance in the war launched almost nine months ago by Russia on Ukraine.
But the White House and its allies reacted cautiously.

Also, Polish President Andrzej Duda called for calm and said that there is no “unequivocal proof” of who fired the missile, although he noted that it was “probably Russian-made.”


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