A loyal ally to Russian president Vladimir Putin has claimed the "Horsemen of the Apocalypse" are on their way in a chilling threat to Western powers.
Russia's former president Dmitry Medvedev threatened the West with an all-out attack, citing that the four horsemen were "on their way," during a fresh warning to the United States.
Medvedev made the threat during a warning to the US over supplying arms and weaponry to Ukraine amid Russia's continued invasion of the country.
The former president has been well-documented as one of Putin's "yes men," with the 56-year-old a more moderate Russian leader during his time, although he has since fallen to a harder line in recent years.
Medvedev is current deputy head of Russia's national security council, and recently posted a threat to Ukraine and its allies to the social media app Telegram.
The deputies fiery post fumed of "degenerates" in the West, with Medvedev writing: "I am often asked why my Telegram posts are so harsh. The answer is I hate them. They are b******s and degenerates.
"They want death for Russia. And while I'm alive, I will do everything to make them disappear.
"The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are already on their way."
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The chilling threat from the deputy head of Russia's security council comes as the former president, who served between 2008 and 2012, faces criticism from former opposition leaders.
Ex-Russian MP Dmitry Gudkov claimed that Medvedev was putting pressure on as he hoped to build toward a power grab if Putin were to be forced from office.
The former opposition MP said: "He is trying to please the hardliners in the hope that they will promote him, in the event of Putin leaving office."
But former Kremlin advisor Gleb Pavlosky has claimed Medvedev has "no chance" of becoming president again, citing that he is "not a popular person," The Sun reported.
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