The coup has left hundreds of thousands of people displaced, and left a government that has been in power for more than a decade in ruins.
The U.S. and the EU have imposed economic sanctions on Russia, and Russia has retaliated by banning American diplomats and companies from visiting the country.
In response, Russia has called the United States a “non-entity” and warned it would not be tolerated in the region.
This is not the first time Russia has used such an ultimatum.
A year ago, Russia threatened to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if the United Kingdom withdrew its support for NATO, which Moscow views as an existential threat.
The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russian companies that sell arms to Ukraine, and the U.N. Security Council has passed a resolution demanding an end to the violence in Ukraine.
But as Russia’s foreign minister warned on Thursday, the crisis in Ukraine is “not the time to turn our backs on the international community,” and he reiterated Russia’s demand for a ceasefire.