The Polish president spoke to a hoax caller pretending to be France’s Emmanuel Macron on the night that a missile hit a village near the Ukrainian border, his office said on Tuesday, an admission likely to raise questions about its operations.
In a 7-1/2 minute recording of the call posted on the internet by Russian comedians Vovan and Lexus, Polish President Andrzej Duda can be heard speaking in English to the caller, who attempts to put on a French accent.
Duda’s office said it was one of many international calls that the president received at a tense time on Nov. 15, just after a missile hit in eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine, killing two men. NATO and Poland’s leaders have said the missile most likely came from a Ukrainian air defense system that fired in response to a barrage of Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
In the new recording posted on YouTube by Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov, known as Vovan and Lexus, Duda can be heard thanking a man whom he believes to be Macron for calling.
Speaking in English, Duda relays details of the missile incident, of his plans to request NATO consultations and of being very careful not to exacerbate the situation with Russia, which invaded neighboring Ukraine on Feb. 24.
On the call, Duda thanked “Macron” for calling and then discussed the attack on Poland earlier that day. Duda says, “That was probably Russian missiles” when discussing the events that day.
Duda goes on to state that he talked with Biden and Biden didn’t believe it was Russia who was behind the missile. Duda then went on to state that Ukrainian President Zelinsky was “absolutely sure it was Russian missiles.” Zelinsky also shared with Duda that there was no possibility that it was launched by Ukrainians.
Duda goes on to explain that he doesn’t want to have war with Russia. He then confirms that his Minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed it was a Russian missile. The missile was produced in Russia but both sides have missiles produced in Russia.
Part of the prank below:
Vovan and Lexus reached Andrzej Duda at night when he was talking with NATO leaders about the situation regarding the Ukrainian missile that fell in Poland. A call was made on behalf of French President Macron.
Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus have already pranked the President of Poland in July 2020, calling him on behalf of the UN Secretary-General and congratulating him on his election victory.
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