Photo shows nervousness among world leaders hearing news of missile strike in Poland

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A missile strike on the territory of Poland, a NATO member, caused a lot of alertness last night. Numerous world leaders were at the G20 summit in Bali at the time. Images of those first moments show the nervousness.

At around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, rocket attacks were suddenly reported in Poland, near the border with Ukraine. There were two deaths. At that time it was 3 am in Bali, where many world leaders were present for the G20 summit. They were awakened and informed.

Because Poland is a member of NATO, several emergency meetings were immediately convened and world leaders had to get to work faster that day, sometimes in less formal outfits. A photo of the moment the heads of government were briefed shows French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visibly tense.

Biden spoke with his national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the news. © via REUTERS


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