UPDATED 3:50 PM PT – Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a stern warning to the Biden administration over its recent threats against Russia.
In his annual state of the nation address Wednesday, Putin said: Any country that crosses the “red line” of Russia’s security or territorial integrity will “regret its actions.”
Putin added, Russia wants to have good relations with all countries in the world, but it won’t cave to intimidation.
This came after Biden declared a national emergency over recent tensions between Russia and Ukraine in addition to proposed bilateral talks with Moscow.
Putin said threats against Russia will not work.
“If someone interprets our good intentions as indifference or weakness and is willing to cross a ‘red line’ they should know that Russia’s response will be asymmetric, fast and tough,” Putin stated. “I hope that no one will think of crossing a ‘red line’ with Russia.”