U.S President Joe Biden has reportedly suspected that the missile that hit Poland and killed two people yesterday might not have been fired from Russia.
According to Ukrainian and Polish authorities, the explosion that hit a grain silo in Przewodow, near Poland’s border with Ukraine was caused by a Russian-made missile. However, Biden believes “there is preliminary information that contests that.”
He said: “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.”
According to three unnamed U.S officials who spoke with The Associated Press, “the missile could have been fired by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile.”
Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, the U.S Pentagon spokesman said America would “defend every inch of NATO territory” while Polish President Andrzej Duda said his country is “very likely” to instead invoke Article 4 today.
“We do not have any conclusive evidence at the moment as to who launched this missile… it was most likely a Russian-made missile, but this is all still under investigation at the moment,” he said.