Biden believes that Ukraine's air defense was able to shoot down the Russian missile in Poland

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Biden believes Ukraine air defense was able to shoot down Russian missile in Poland

US President Joe Biden, said this Wednesday that it is “unlikely” that the missile that caused the attack was fired from Russia. It caused an explosion in Poland, near the border with Ukraine, and brought forward the number of years. He said the G7 and NATO will support the Polish government's investigation into the incident before taking “further steps.”  “There are indications thatthe rocket that hit a village in eastern Poland was an anti-aircraft missile from Ukraine,” the US president detailed to his counterparts during an emergency meeting of G7 and NATO leaders. And the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday attributed the explosion to a “technical error.”

Messages from other country leaders These allies revolve around prudence. Neither the Polish government nor any great power has directly blamed Russia, beyond what is said. This dangerous incident was linked to the escalation of attacks on neighboring Ukraine.

“There is preliminary information that disproves that. I don't want to say that until we fully investigate. But it is unlikely, given the trajectory, that it was fired from Russia. But we'll see. We'll see,” said the US presidentin statements to the press after the meeting with world leaders.


All in all, Polish President Andrzej Duda, has claimed that the Polish authorities do not have conclusive evidence as to who is involved.

Initially asked by the press if the missile was fired by him. Russia, Biden said: “There's a lot of information that contradicts that. I don't want to say until we fully investigate, but it's unlikely given the trajectory that it was fired from Russia.”

The US president made these remarks at the end of a meeting of the leaders of the G7 and NATO on the sidelines of the G20 summit, which is being held in the Indonesian island of Bali.

At that meeting, the leaders agreed “unanimously” to support Poland's investigation to determine “exactly what happened.” before collectively taking “more steps”, he detailed what they were doing. the president.

“Inhumane” attacks

During the meeting, according to Biden, the leaders of the G7 and NATO also addressed “brutal” attacks. and “inhumane” attacks that Russia has launched in the last few hours against different regions of Ukraine, including the capital, and which have caused major power cuts.

“At a time when the world has come together at the summit G20 meeting to urge de-escalation, Russia continues to choose escalation (of war) in Ukraine There were debris and missile debris in western Ukraine We support Ukraine at this time and will do Everything necessary so that they can defend themselves”, emphasized the author. Biden.

In addition to the American, the meeting was attended by the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz; the Prime Ministers of Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy and Japan, Justin Trudeau, Rishi Sunak, Giorgia Meloni and Kishida Fumio, respectively; and the French president, Emmanuel Macron; G7 member countries attended.

Sánchez in Bali

The leaders of Spain and the Netherlands, Pedro Sánchez and Mark Rutte, also participated, NATO countries also present at the G20 summit as guests of this forum, as well as other countries. as the President of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, reported on the news. The White House will be held.

In consultations over the incident in Poland, the next step is an emergency NATO meeting to be held next week. This Wednesday in Brusselsat the request of the Polish government.

Poland is The US is considering invoking Article 4 of NATO, according to which the allies “shall consult each other when, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or the security of either Party is threatened”.

The Government of Poland attributed This Wednesday, the explosion registered on Tuesday in the east of the country near the border with Ukraine that caused the explosion to a “Russian-made missile” two dead, and summoned to the Russian ambassador in Warsaw.

Turkey's response

For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attributed the issue to Turkey. This Wednesday to a “technical error” the explosion. like this he positioned himself Erdogan at a press conference at the G20 summit on the Indonesian island of Bali and after meeting German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Asked by Efe, Erdogan explained that Scholz told him that preliminary investigations pointed to a “technical error.”

He explained what he was doing. He said that, in the next few days, the missiles will be examined and then it will be known what they are. Its origin was better, although he assured that it was not. They are not Russian-made, as Poland maintains.

“I must respect the statement made by Russia. This incident had nothing to do with them,” he remarked. ; Erdoğan.