Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak meet for crisis talks at G20 to discuss ‘collective response’ after ‘missile strike’ on Poland

PRESIDENT Joe Biden met with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunk at G20 meeting to discuss a “collective response” after a “missile strike” on Poland.

Several world leaders met on the margins of the G20 Summit in Bali on Tuesday releasing a statement on the attacks.

U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attend an emergency meeting of global leaders after an alleged Russian missile blast in Poland, in Bali, Indonesia,

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U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attend an emergency meeting of global leaders after an alleged Russian missile blast in Poland, in Bali, Indonesia,Credit: Reuters

“We condemn the barbaric missile attacks that Russia perpetrated on Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure on Tuesday,” the statement read.

“We discussed the explosion that took place in the eastern part of Poland near the border with Ukraine. We offer our full support for and assistance with Poland’s ongoing investigation. We agree to remain in close touch to determine appropriate next steps as the investigation proceeds.

“We reaffirm our steadfast support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in the face of ongoing Russian aggression, as well as our continued readiness to hold Russia accountable for its brazen attacks on Ukrainian communities, even as the G20 meets to deal with the wider impacts of the war. We all express our condolences to the families of the victims in Poland and Ukraine.”

However, while speaking to reporters, Biden said that it was “unlikely” that the missile was from Russia, however, he supported Poland’s investigation.

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“There is preliminary information that contests that,” Biden said to reporters when asked if the missile had been fired from Russia.

“It is unlikely in the lines of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia, but we’ll see.”

It’s unknown if the president suggested that the missile wasn’t fired by Russia at all, however, Ukraine maintains stocks of former soviet and Russian-made weaponry.

Biden expressed his “deep condolences” to Polish President Andrzej Duda.

He promised on Twitter “full U.S support for and assistance with Poland’s investigation,” and “reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad commitment to Nato.”

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