A well-known Russian MP has spoken out in favor of kidnapping a NATO defense minister from Ukraine to Moscow. Perhaps the minister of a NATO country will take a train to Kyiv to speak to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Oleg Morozov said on a talk show on state television Rossiya-1. “But he wouldn’t arrive. He would wake up somewhere in Moscow,” he added.

“You mean we kidnap them?” presenter Olga Skabeeva asked with a smile. “Yes, and then we would find out who ordered what, who is responsible for what exactly,” Morosow said. “All war ministers gathering in Kyiv should think about what it would be like to wake up in Moscow.”

Morosow was elected to the Russian parliament for the first time in 1993. He is a member of the leading United Russia party. Since the Russian invasion on February 24, a number of Western leaders have visited the capital 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.