Missile that hit Poland fired by Ukraine at incoming Russian missile: report

A missile that killed two people in Poland and sparked fears of an escalation of Ukraine conflict was fired not by Russia but by Ukrainian forces at an incoming Russian missile, news agency Reuters said, quoting reports.

Meanwhile, the United States and its NATO allies are investigating the blast that killed two people in Poland, but early reports suggest that it may not have been caused by a missile fired from Russia, US President Joe Biden said. Biden spoke after global leaders gathered for the G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, held an emergency meeting on Wednesday after a deadly explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine.

Ukraine and Polish authorities said the explosions, which killed two people, were caused by Russian-made missiles.

Asked about claims that the blast was linked to Russia, Biden said: “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.”

The U.S. and NATO countries would fully investigate before acting, Biden said.

The meeting was convened by Biden, the White House said, after two people were killed in an explosion in Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland near the border with Ukraine.

Leaders from the United States, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom were taking part in the meeting. All except for Japan are members of NATO, the defense alliance that also includes Poland.

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