Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has accused the United States and its Western partners of "destroying the foundations of the existing world order from the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina to the wars in Libya and Iraq."
Shoigu spoke on September 12 after U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Moscow of having a "clear ambition to erode the principled international order."
Carter said last week that Russia had engaged in "unprofessional behavior" in Ukraine, Syria, and cyberspace.
But Shoigu said in a statement that "the international order mustn't be mistaken with the American order."
He also said that "maintaining the international order is the prerogative of the entire international community -- not only the Pentagon."
"The sooner our U.S. colleagues realize that and begin to change, the sooner our accumulated disagreements could be settled, and not only on Syria," Shoigu added.