The West has acted in a “disgusting and criminal” manner towards Russia, the deputy secretary of the country’s security council said, as the Kremlin responded to the Western reaction to the invasion.
Former President Dmitry Medvedev called the West’s behavior “amoral” and accused it of stoking Russophobia to try to swindle Russia Besides.
He added that Russia “has the power to put all our brazen enemies in their place.”
It comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin responded angrily to Joe Biden, who called him a “war criminal”, saying the US president’s comments were “inexcusable”.
Moscow has also repeatedly denied targeting civilians.
Russia invasion ‘has largely stalled on all fronts’: live updates
Despite the White House’s skepticism about the progress of the talks, Russia said yesterday that parts of a possible peace agreement with Ukraine they were close to being agreed upon.
In a speech yesterday, Putin also took aim at Russians who do not support the invasion, saying Russia “will always be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and will simply spit them out like a mosquito that accidentally flew into their mouths.”
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the West has imposed heavy sanctions on people and some companies have withdrawn from the country and suspended their services.
The UK has sanctioned over 1,000 of the largest and most valuable individuals, entities and subsidiaries in Russia and Belarus.
Boris Johnson has promised new crackdowns on oligarchs vowing to curb his abuse of the UK legal system to quell public criticism.
Six nations have convened a UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine this afternoon, ahead of a vote scheduled for Friday on a resolution calling for protection for Ukrainian civilians “in vulnerable situations.”
With the invasion of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, he has continued to urge a no-fly zone from the West to protect the country’s skies.
The latest update from the Ministry of Defense suggests that Russian forces have made “minimal progress” on land, sea and air in recent days as Russia continues its invasion.