Former Fox News producer Jack Hanick warned Russia will come to the U.S. territory if war takes place this time. He also criticized U.S. reporters for  failing to offer critical analysis of U.S.-Russian relations, preventing Americans from understanding the Russian side of the argument.

“If new hostilities start, Russia will not let the war be a proxy war where the U.S. supplies weapons and advisers and lets others do the “boots on the ground” combat,” Hanick wrote for the Observer. “Russia will take the war to the U.S.” Hanick said Russian bombers flying off the California coast on July 4 clearly demonstrated the point.

Russia has been under pressure from the West since it seized Crimea from Ukraine, and the International Monetary Fund has said the sanctions that have resulted could shrink its economy up to 9 percent.

Hanick said the American notion that Russians were allowed to hear only their government’s version of events via state-controlled media is not true. He said only six of 300 TV stations in the country are controlled by the government. He added Russia, unlike North Korea, does not censor news.

Russia will come to the U.S. territory if war takes place this time, Hanick warned. “If new hostilities start, Russia will not let the war be a proxy war where the U.S. supplies weapons and advisers and lets others do the “boots on the ground” combat,” Hanick wrote for the Observer. “Russia will take the war to the U.S.”

The Hollywood Reporter earlier reported Hanick, a longtime Fox News producer, had served as the general producer of the Orthodox Christian network Tsargrad TV in Russia. Even though reports suggest Hanick no longer holds the position, he works with the network as a consultant.

Hanick said that he had come back home after spending 2 1/2 years in Moscow. He said he had gone to Russia to build a nongovernment funded news channel and his ideas were welcomed in Russia despite his U.S. nationality.