Kremlin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the U.S. government of pressuring the social media platform.
In addition, the U.S. Treasury is sanctioning four Russians under a U.S. law known as the Magnitsky Act.
He also said it's "his dream" to leave office at some point, though he showed no signs of stepping down.
You have to see this interview to believe it.
"Imprisoning people because of who they love is inhuman,” he said.
The claws are out.
"We have begun to seriously worry."
Russia is clearly in "untergang" mode. Friends in Moscow tell us they are living through one of the worst periods of the Putin rule. They are sitting on their suitcases -- Russian for getting ready to leave.
Mikhail Kasyanov says the video is "incitement to murder."
Putin's support for Kadyrov should be conditional. However, Russia's reliance on the Chechen leader to provide security in the North Caucasus and to restrict ISIS's growth in that region makes it very difficult for Putin to change his Chechnya policy.