President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sat down Wednesday for their first one-on-one meeting amid concerns among NATO allies that Russian missiles may have slammed into Poland and killed two people.
The missiles reportedly struck a Polish grain facility near the border of Ukraine on Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they accidentally strayed into Poland or whether Poland was deliberated targeted. Regardless, the strikes threatened to escalate Russia’s nine-month war in Ukraine as Poland is a member of NATO.
Biden told reporters prior to the meeting that it is “unlikely” that the missile in question was fired from Russia. But he warned that it is early in the investigation and much more needs to be determined.
“We’re going to continue to support Ukraine as long as Russia continues their aggression,’ Biden said at the beginning of his meeting with Sunak.
He said Russia’s latest attack on Ukraine was “barbaric” and told Sunak, “I’m glad we’re on the same page in terms of supporting the Ukrainian people’s right to be free.”
The meeting between Biden and Sunak, who became prime minister in October, came on the final day of the G-20 summit of world leaders. Afterward, Biden will depart Indonesia and head back to Washington.