Biden rules out Russia launching missiles that fell in Poland
US President Joe Biden, echoing Polish President Andrzej Duda’s comments, said in a brief speech to reporters in Bali on Wednesday that it was “unlikely” that the missile that crashed in Poland was launched from Russia.
Biden’s speech came after the White House reported that the US President and other Group of Seven leaders will hold an “emergency” meeting on Wednesday to discuss it The rocket attack aimed at a Polish area near the border with Ukraine.
“The Round Table”
The White House added that the “round table” is due to be held shortly in Bali with the participation of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, where the leaders of those countries will attend the summit of the group 20 largest economies in the world.
This emergency summit came after Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke to the US President, who promised to “send American experts to help investigate the site of this tragic accident.”
“Probably made in Russia”
At the same time, the Polish President confirmed that there is no clear evidence of the identity of the party that launched the rocket that killed two people in a Polish city on Tuesday, but indicated that the rocket was “most likely made in Russia”. .
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Duda said in a press conference: “We currently have no conclusive evidence as to the identity of the party that fired the missile. Investigations are underway. The missile is most likely made in Russia.”
Poland’s foreign ministry said the missile that landed in Poland was of Russian manufacture and called the Russian ambassador to Warsaw to provide “immediate, detailed explanations.”
For its part, Ukraine blamed Russia, which on Tuesday launched a wave of rocket attacks on all parts of Ukraine, leaving millions of homes without power.
Activate Article Four
The Polish president said it was “very likely” that Poland’s delegate to NATO would request urgent consultations under Article 4 of the NATO charter at a meeting with delegates from other NATO countries in Brussels on Wednesday.
Article 4 states that consultations can be convened when a NATO member feels that its “territorial integrity, political independence or security” is at risk.
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