Biden said Ukraine air defence missile responsible for Poland blast: NATO source
U.S. President Joe Biden told G7 and NATO partners that a missile blast in eastern Poland was caused by a Ukrainian air defence missile, a NATO source told Reuters on Wednesday.
Earlier, I met with G20 and NATO Leaders to discuss the explosion in Eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border.— President Biden (@POTUS) November 16, 2022
We offer our full support for and assistance with Poland’s ongoing investigation. pic.twitter.com/KZcWZBo4VI
The blast, which killed two people, raised global alarm that the Ukraine conflict could spill into neighbouring countries.
Ukraine blamed Russia. Russia denied its missiles struck Poland.
Biden told reporters in Indonesia on Wednesday that the missile was unlikely to have been fired from Russia.
NATO ambassadors were scheduled to hold an emergency meeting at 1000 CET (0900 GMT) to respond to the explosion at a grain dryer near the Ukrainian border, which occurred while Russia was firing scores of missiles at cities across Ukraine.