Poland said the deadly blast killing two people was likely caused by a stray Ukrainian missile aimed at Russia.
- The rocket that killed two people in Poland was said to be the result of an “accidental missile” fired from Ukrainian air defenses.
- The blast, which hit the Polish village of Przewodow not far from the Ukrainian border, was originally pinned on Russia by Poland and other NATO members by the mainstream media.
- AP News claimed a “Russian-made missile fell in the country’s east” although the rocket was directly fired from the country of Ukraine.
- CNBC said that NATO said “Russia is ultimately to blame” for the hit, despite any evidence that Russia or Putin was behind the attack.
- The Biden administration also took a direct jab against Russia, claiming Ukraine merely sent the missile in “self defense.”
- “Whatever the final conclusions may be, it is clear that the party ultimately responsible for this tragic incident is Russia, which launched a barrage of missiles on Ukraine specifically intended to target civilian infrastructure. Ukraine had – and has – every right to defend itself,” National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement Wednesday.
UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY ACCUSING RUSSIA OF THE MISSILE ATTACK IN POLAND:
“Hitting NATO territory with missiles… This is a Russian missile attack on collective security! This is a really significant escalation. Action is needed,” Zelensky said in a video address Tuesday.
- The attack by the Ukrainian air defenses comes amid the White House requesting $37.7 billion more in aid for Ukraine.
- If lawmakers fund the request, the total in aid towards Ukraine from the United States will top more than $100 billion in less than a year.
- “We are urging the Congress to provide additional appropriations to ensure Ukraine has the funding, weapons and support it needs to defend itself and that vulnerable people continue to receive life saving aid,” Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- As the Biden administration continues to send aid to Ukraine, the United States is over $30 trillion in debt, Americans are being hit with the highest inflation on record, and the ongoing supply chain crisis is contributing to shortages of basic necessities.
- According to reports, the Ukraine supplemental package exceeds the United States Navy’s entire 2023 budget requests for shipbuilding and ship maintenance combined.