Biden claims missile that killed 2 in Poland ‘unlikely’ from Russia

President Joe Biden said that a missile that landed in Poland and reportedly killed two people was unlikely launched from Russia.

Biden shared the information during remarks to reporters while in Bali, Indonesia.

Biden’s comments

“There is plenty of information to contest that,” Biden told reporters. “I don’t want to say until we completely investigate. It’s unlikely in the [lines of] trajectory that it was fired from Russia, but we’ll see.”

Biden added that the G7 leaders have “Biden conveyed that the bloc “agreed to support Poland’s investigation … to make sure we figure out exactly what happened.”

The latest update

“A new report claims that a Russian-made missile that fell in Poland on Tuesday killing two people in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine, may have been fired by Ukrainian forces,” the Post Millennial reported.

“The Associated Press cited ‘three US officials’ that spoke on condition of anonymity “because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly” who said that preliminary assessments suggested that the missile was fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile to defend against an attack on Ukraine’s electrical infrastructure,” it added.

The update marks a quick turn from the original reports that claimed the missile had been shot by Russian forces into Poland.

An investigation appears to remain ongoing, with more information expected.

The latest updates reveal the sensitive nature of the conflict in Ukraine, with even the report of one stray missile into NATO territory potentially escalating Russia’s war.