It seems the truth cannot be hidden forever! After previously releasing a false report that Russia had fired missiles at Poland, the Associated Press has since retracted the story and now says they most likely came from Ukraine:
In earlier versions of a story published November 15, 2022, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from a senior American intelligence official who spoke on condition of anonymity, that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland and killed two people. Subsequent reporting showed that the missiles were Russian-made and most likely fired by Ukraine in defense against a Russian attack.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky quickly blamed the explosions that reportedly killed two people at a grain drying plant in the Polish border town of Przewodów as an atrocity committed by “Russian missile terror.”
“[Ukraine], [Poland], all of Europe and the world must be fully protected from terrorist Russia,” he added.
Had a call with 🇵🇱 President @AndrzejDuda. Expressed condolences over the death of Polish citizens from Russian missile terror. We exchanged available information and are clarifying all the facts. 🇺🇦, 🇵🇱, all of Europe and the world must be fully protected from terrorist Russia.
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) November 15, 2022
Zelensky has been known to push false stories in the past, including the infamous media hoax about the Ukrainian guards stationed at Snake Island who told enemy Russian soldiers, “go f— yourself,” before they were promptly blown up.
The president promoted the made-up event, saying to Ukrainian outlet Pravada at the time, “All the border guard guards died heroically defending our Snake Island. They didn’t give in.”
“Each of them will be awarded the Hero of Ukraine medal posthumously,” he added.
White House occupant Joe Biden appeared to agree with reports now saying that the strikes did not come from Russia when he spoke with reporters at the G20 summit in Indonesia.
“There is preliminary information that contests that,” he said. “I don’t want to say that until we completely investigate it.”
Biden on if the missile that landed in Poland was fired from Russia:
"There is preliminary information that contests that. I don't want to say that until we completely investigate it. …it's unlikely in the minds of the trajectory that it was fired from Russia. But we'll see." pic.twitter.com/8ZNBMKSJ7i
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) November 16, 2022
Biden promised that the United States will find out exactly what happened with the missile firing in Poland and that officials will then “collectively determine our next step as we investigate.”
After granting reporters a 30-second photo op, he reportedly declined to answer questions from the media about the incident.
Biden and world leaders meeting here in Bali
I asked if the president would supply an update on what they know about the explosion in Poland
No other comments pic.twitter.com/3VGuTEPxL4
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 16, 2022