Biden assured that it is unlikely that the missile launched against Poland was fired from Russia

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The US president and G7 leaders held an emergency meeting in Bali following the missile incident that killed two

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Biden assured that it is unlikely that the missile launched against Poland was fired from Russia

Biden assured that it is unlikely that the missile against Poland was fired from Russia. (REUTERS)

United States President Joe Biden assured this Wednesday from Bali that it is “unlikely” that the missile that caused an explosion in Poland, near the border with Ukraine, was fired from Russia and caused two deaths.

Asked by the press about whether the missile was fired by Russia , Biden said: “There is a lot of information that contradicts that. I don't want to say until we fully investigate, but it is unlikely, due to the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia.”

Biden spoke after calling an “emergency” meeting of the leaders of the Group of Seven and NATO in Indonesiafor inquiries about the attack that killed two people in eastern Poland.

Biden assured that it is unlikely that the missile launched at Poland was fired from Russia

Biden was speaking after calling an “emergency” meeting of the leaders of the Group of Seven and NATO in Indonesia for consultations on the attack that killed two people in eastern Poland (REUTERS)

The US president called Polish President Andrzej Duda early Wednesday morning to express his “deep condolences” for the loss of life. In addition, he promised on Twitter “the full support and assistance of the United States to the investigation of Poland” and reaffirmed the strong commitment of the United States to NATO.

He said that he informed the allies of his talks with Andrzej Duda and with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, and assured that there are “ total unanimity among the people at the table” to support Poland's investigation into the attack.

“I'm going to make sure we find out exactly what happened” Biden said. “And then we're going to collectively determine our next step while we investigate.”

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This Wednesday the US president received the leaders of the G7, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union, together with the President of the European Council and the Prime Ministers of Spain and the Netherlands, NATO allies.

A statement from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified the missile as being made in Russia. But the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, was more cautious about its origin, saying authorities were not sure who fired it or where it was made. He said it was “most likely” Russian-made, but is still being verified. If confirmed, it would be the first time since the invasion of Ukraine that a Russian weapon has fallen on a NATO country.

Biden assured that it is unlikely that the missile launched against Poland was fired from Russia

the US president received the leaders of the G7, which includes Canada, France , Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union, along with the President of the European Council and the Prime Ministers of Spain and the Netherlands, NATO allies. (REUTERS)

The base of the NATO alliancepart of the principle that an attack against one member is an attack against all member countries, which makes the origin of the missile launch critical in determining the next steps.

Biden also said the G7 leaders condemned “the latest series of Russian missile attacks”, referring to confirmed attacks in the days that have targeted the Ukrainian power grid and have caused widespread blackouts.

Biden assured that it is unlikely that the missile launched at Poland was fired from Russia

The president The American called Polish President Andrzej Duda early Wednesday to express “deep condolences” for the loss of life. In addition, he promised on Twitter “the full support and assistance of the United States to the investigation of Poland” and reaffirmed the strong commitment of the United States to NATO. (REUTERS)

The US and its allies had set out to isolate Russia at the G20 summit and the group's final communique was expected to show that “the majority” of nations condemned Putin's actions.

(With information from The Associated Press)

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