Senior politician Oleg Morozov — an elected lawmaker in the dominant United Russia party — said the West’s decision to supply arms to Ukraine could provoke Moscow to reconsider its military objectives
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A Russian lawmaker and Vladimir Putin’s ally has suggested kidnapping NATO’s defense minister in Ukraine.
Senior politician Oleg Morozov was elected to the Russian State Duma in 1993 and became a member of the dominant United Russia party.
He said the NATO official was to be kidnapped and transported to be questioned about what “orders” the West had given Kyiv.
Morozov said supplying Western arms to Ukraine poses a direct threat to Russia and could force Moscow to review its military objectives.
“You know, maybe it’s a fantastic conspiracy I’m brewing … that sometime in the near future a war minister of a NATO country will take a train to Kyiv to talk to (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelenskyy,” Morozov said late Monday on the talk show “60 Minutes” on state television Rossiya-1.
“But he wouldn’t get there. And wake up somewhere in Moscow,” Morosow said.
“You mean we kidnap her?” asked TV presenter Olga Skabeyeva, one of the most pro-Kremlin journalists on TV, with a smile.
“Yes. And then we would clarify who ordered what for what, who is responsible for what exactly,” said Morosow.
“It’s not such a mythical picture… There are new rules in the world now. Let all those war ministers gathering in Kyiv think a little what it would be like to wake up in Moscow.”
Neither Morozov nor Skabeyeva could be reached for comment.
Rossiya 1 / east2west news)
A number of Western leaders have visited Kyiv to show their solidarity with Ukraine – including US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who traveled there in April with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
President Vladimir Putin has called the 97-day-old war a “special military operation” to disarm Ukraine and stop what he sees as the persecution of Russian-speaking Ukrainian ultranationalists.
He also accuses the United States of using Ukraine to threaten Russia through NATO expansion.
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Ukraine and its Western backers say Russia is waging an unprovoked war against a sovereign state fighting for its very existence.
Russia has repeatedly warned the West that supplying Ukraine with advanced weapons risks escalating the war. Ukraine has urged the West to send more long-range weapons.
Yesterday, a senior Kremlin security official vowed Moscow would “fulfill” “threats” of a missile attack if provoked
Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said Washington’s decision not to send Ukraine missile systems that could hit Russian targets was “reasonable.”
Medvedev wrote on his Telegram channel that Russia had returned fire on Biden’s “criminal decisions” on targets “not at all in Kyiv.”
He said: “Biden said that the US will not supply Ukraine with missile systems capable of attacking Russia. Reasonable.
“Otherwise, in attacking our cities, Russian forces would fulfill their threat and attack the centers of these criminal decisions. Some of them are not in Kyiv at all. What comes next does not need to be explained …”
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