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Polish Chancellery confirms president’s conversation with Russian pranksters

On November 15, a missile strayed into the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship on the border with Ukraine, killing two people

WARSAW, November 22. /TASS/. Polish President Andrzej Duda spoke on the day a missile strayed into the east of the country with Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexey Stolyarov (Lexus), who then called him masquerading as French President Emmanuel Macron, the Polish head of state's office confirmed on Tuesday.

"After the explosion of the missile in Przewodow during contacts with heads of state and government, a phone conversation with a man posing as French President Emmanuel Macron took place. President Andrzej Duda realized from the atypical manner in which the conversation was unfolding that it was probably a deceit and stopped the conversation," the report said. "After this conversation, the president's office, together with the relevant services, immediately began to clarify the circumstances of what had happened," the Chancellery added.

In a video published on Tuesday on the prankers' social media accounts, the supposed Macron asks Duda if he linked Kiev's position on the incident to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky's constant requests for new weapons deliveries. In response, the Polish president said that he was extremely cautious, did not blame the Russians and stressed that he sought to avoid war with Russia.

On November 15, a missile strayed into the village of Przewodow in eastern Poland’s Lublin Voivodeship on the border with Ukraine, killing two people. Polish President Andrzej Duda said that according to the country’s authorities, the missile that fell belonged to Ukraine's air defense forces. Warsaw regarded this as an accident. The State Department said that the US administration assuredly backed the conclusions of the Polish authorities, calling them accurate.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the missile was fired from a Ukrainian S-300 air defense system.