Russian president Vladimir Putin criticized North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test on Monday, but didn’t miss an opportunity to take a jab at the United States in his statement as well.

Kim Jong Un’s North Korean regime conducted what has been called their “most successful” ballistic missile test to date on Sunday, launching their Hwasong-12 missile to a reported altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (or 1,312 miles) before impacting its target some 489 miles away.  Based on the duration of flight and altitude reached, experts estimate the missile’s overall range to be close to 3,000 miles, placing U.S installations in Guam well within their potential strike radius.

According to U.S. intelligence officials, the North Korean Hwasong-12 (KN-17) missile splashed down in the Sea of Japan only 60 or so miles from the Russian coastline.  Although experts agree that the trajectory of the missile was likely chosen specifically to consider North Korea’s neighbors, its relative proximity to Russia at impact, a nation that hasn’t been shy about looking to improve relations with Kim’s regime, left many in the international community wondering how Putin would respond to the test.

Russia’s president didn’t leave them wondering for long, issuing a statement on Monday morning that said Russia opposes North Korea’s continued missile tests as well as their pursuit of nuclear weapons, but quickly alluding to faulting the United States for the state of relations with Kim’s regime.