Similar to Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD), Warsaw’s Mayor also made a video call with an alleged Vitali Klitschko that was later revealed to be a fake.

Rafal Trzaskowski’s conversation with the alleged mayor of Kiev took place at the beginning of June, Polish media reported on Tuesday.

After several such fake phone calls from a fake Klitschko had become public in the past few days, Trzaskowski confirmed his conversation to Radio Zet on Monday evening.

Suspicious of the course of the conversation, Trzaskowski’s employees immediately contacted the office of the real Klitschko in Kyiv, according to the PAP news agency.

From there it was assured that the mayor of Kiev had not made a video call at that time. The Warsaw City Hall therefore turned on the police.

Trzaskowski took the obvious fraud calmly. No sensitive issues were discussed, the liberal politician assured Radio Zet.

According to PAP information, the Warsaw City Hall is now planning to organize a joint video conference of the affected mayors of Warsaw, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Madrid.

This then real video conference should send out a signal of solidarity with Kyiv.

Franziska Giffey announced on Tuesday that she would now speak to her real Kiev colleague Vitali Klitschko in a timely manner – and in doing so, also guard against renewed manipulation.

A video call is planned, before which there will be a test of some kind to ensure that the person you are talking to is authentic.

“We will coordinate this very closely with the (Ukrainian) embassy.” The conversation was planned before her vacation, i.e. “in the next few days” until mid-July, according to Giffey. It was agreed that it would be in German. (dpa)