“Emmanuel, I don’t need a war with the Russian Federation”: pranksters talked with Duda about a rocket explosion in Poland (video)
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Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus, on behalf of Emmanuel Macron, asked the Polish president for the details of the rocket fall in Przevodovo. Andrzej Duda allegedly said that the projectile was Russian-made.
Russian pranksters Vovan (Vladimir Kuznetsov) and Lexus (Aleksey Stolyarov) on behalf of French leader Emmanuel Macron spoke with Polish President Andrzej Duda about the rocket explosion. An audio recording of the phone conversation is available on the pranksters' Telegram channel.
The voice, which the pranksters claim is Duda's, speaks in English about the downed missile and consultations with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Joe Biden.
The conversation lasted more than 7 minutes, it took place on November 15, the day the shells fell in the Polish village of Przewodov.
“Believe me, I am very careful, I do not blame the Russians. Emmanuel, this is a war. I think that both sides will blame each other for this war,” the pranksters' interlocutor said.
Makron answers him
“Emmanuel, do you think I need a war with Russia? No, I don't want it. I don't want a war with Russia, I'm extremely cautious, believe me. I extremely cautious,” Duda continued.
Pranksters, on behalf of Macron, asked Duda about the position on the fall of the rocket of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Vladimir blames the Russians. He says they are completely sure that it was a Russian rocket launched by the Russians. He said that it was not maybe a Ukrainian rocket,” the President of Poland emphasized.
At the end, Duda's interlocutor says that he was “tired of both, especially of Vladimir Zelensky.”
Duda also said he did not know who exactly launched the rocket, but most likely it was Russian-made. The Polish leader talks about a “very big explosion” and a huge crater up to 25 meters long and 5 meters deep.
The Polish president talks about a dialogue with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the start of the “Article Four procedure.”
“For my part, we are talking only about the fourth article, I'm not talking about the fifth article,” the President of Poland assured.
In the fourth article of the NATO treatysaidabout consultations of members of the Alliance in case of a threat to the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the parties. In Article 5, countries agree that an armed attack on one of them is an attack on NATO as a whole.
Andrzej Duda's office confirmed his conversation with the pranksters
The Office of the Polish President later confirmed the conversation between the head of state and Russian pranksters.
“After the rocket explosion in Przevodovo, during the period of constant conversations with the heads of state and government, a man posing as French President Emmanuel Macron called,” the press service said.
In the office they indicate that Andrzej Duda figured out the pranksters by an unusual manner of conducting a conversation. He allegedly guessed that he was being played and stopped talking.
After that, the office immediately began an investigation of the incident together with the relevant services.
Germany offered Poland to deploy an additional Patriot missile defense system to protect airspace.
Biden's advisers urged the Ukrainian authorities to be calm and patient in assessing the fall of missiles in Poland.