Days after President Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal, the Kremlin issued a stern and harsh threat to their enemies and the United States, further heightening tensions amid the Ukrainian war.

Former Russian President and now Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev delivered said threat, claiming that the US was being “Russophobic” towards their country and was actively trying to tear their country apart through economic sanctions and coalition building. He also accused other Western nations of doing the same.

Medvedev stated that the actions of the United States were “disgusting” and that all attempts made to destroy their country would “not work.”

“It will not work – Russia has the might to put all of our brash enemies in their place,” Medvedev stated.

In response to Biden claiming that Putin was a war criminal, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the words “unacceptable and unforgivable rhetoric” and insisted that their invasion was going to plan.

Peskov said that Biden’s remarks were “unacceptable and unforgivable rhetoric on the part of the head of a state whose bombs have killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world.”