Polish authorities have confirmed the president of Poland was pranked.
Audio of the national leader telling pranksters impersonating the French president that he is trying to avoid a war with Russia is genuine, according to Polish administration officials.
"In an audio clip of a prank call uploaded to a Russian YouTube clone on Tuesday, Poland’s Andrzej Duda could be heard revealing that he had no appetite for a war with Russia over Ukraine," reports Breitbart News.
"Tensions between West and East have been mounting all year, with recent accusations — later disproven — that Russia had fired missiles that struck Poland, killing two people, causing many to fear further escalation between NATO and Russia," reported Breitbart.
"These fears may now be dampened though as, according to a report by Reuters about a recorded prank call against the Polish government, President Andrzej Duda professes to be anxious to stay out of conflict, telling who he believed to be French President Emmanuel Macron that he did not want to see a NATO-Russia war," added Breitbart.
W trakcie połączenia Prezydent @AndrzejDuda zorientował się po nietypowym sposobie prowadzenia rozmowy przez rozmówcę,że mogło dojść do próby oszustwa i zakończył rozmowę. Po tym połączeniu KPRP niezwłocznie podjęła we współpracy z odpowiednimi służbami działania wyjaśniające.2/2
— Kancelaria Prezydenta (@prezydentpl) November 22, 2022
"The President also voiced skepticism as to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s claim at the time that it was a Russian missile strike that caused the deaths in Poland," according to Breitbart.
"Unbeknownst to Duda at the time, however, he was actually speaking to two Russian pranksters pretending to be Macron, with the pair having since uploaded some of the contents of the call to the net," Breitbart reported.
"Emmanuel, believe me, I am extra careful," the Polish head of state told the prank callers in English when asked about a possible escalation in the conflict. "I don’t want to have war with Russia and believe me, I am extra careful, extra careful."
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