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Biden Says Putin May Not Have Fired Missiles In Poland, After Emergency Meeting With World Leaders

Benzinga · 11/16/2022 01:45

After world leaders rushed to an emergency meeting over Vladimir Putin's missiles that fell in Poland, killing two of its citizens, U.S. President Joe Biden said it might not have come from Russia.

What Happened: Biden, after holding talks with leaders of Western allies on Wednesday, said that "there is preliminary information that contests" the claims, amid rising concerns the Ukraine war could spill over borders, reported Reuters. 

“There is preliminary information that contests that. I don’t want to say that until we completely investigate it, but it is unlikely in the lines of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia, but we'll see," Biden said.

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The president added that the U.S. and NATO countries would fully investigate before acting. 

Russia has also denied involvement and said any statements by Polish authorities or media about Russian missiles hitting Poland were a "deliberate provocation."

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called it a “significant escalation” of the conflict after holding a phone call with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda. “All of Europe and the world must be fully protected from terrorist Russia,” Zelenskyy said in a tweet. 

Meanwhile, according to the Associated Press, three U.S. officials said preliminary assessments suggested the Ukrainian army fired the missile at an incoming Russian one after Moscow unleashed a wave of missiles targeting Kyiv's energy infrastructure on Tuesday. 

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