Oleg Morozov, a Russian MP close to Vladimir Putin, believes that anyone in charge of a NATO member country who wants to go to Kiev “should think about the possibility of waking up in Moscow.”
It’s a “fairy tale scenario” for him. Russian politician Oleg Morozov told national television that he dreamed that Russia would abduct Western leaders on their way to Kiev and bring them to Moscow.
“I imagined a fairy tale scenario: at some point, in the near future, a NATO military official will meet Volodymyr Zelensky on a train to Kiev and never get there. “, says Oleg Morozov. “On the contrary, he will wake up somewhere in Moscow,” he added.
Being “tried in Moscow”
A phrase that made the other people on the set smile, including the presenter Olga Skabeyeva, which regularly shows support for Vladimir Putin ‘s foreign policy. The latter then asks whether the Russians will abduct Western leaders. And Oleg Morozov to answer: “Yes, and then we will determine what orders he gave and for what he is responsible.”
When another guest then ironically states that some Western leaders may in fact “dream of waking up in Moscow,” Oleg Morozov then suggests that they be brought to Russia to be “tried.”
“Besides, I don’t think it’s so hairy. We’ve gotten used to the way the world works, but since the 24th [février], it works differently. There are new rules in this world. Any military official who wants to go to Kiev tomorrow should think about the possibility of waking up in Moscow, “he said.
Oleg Morozov has been a member of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, since 1993 and a member of the “United Russia” party, close to Vladimir Putin. The excerpt, shared on social media, comes from the show 60 Minutes broadcast on the public television channel Russia-1.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, several Western officials have visited Ukrainian soil, as recently the new Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna or from Boris Johnson, Ursula Von der Leyen or Anthony Blinken.