Moscow will "definitely take counter-measures" if the United States imposes new sanctions on Russia, Reuters has reported, citing the Interfax news agency.
The US Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which would impose new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country's high-tech oil projects.
"Certainly, we will not be able to leave that without an answer," the agency quoted Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.
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Vladimir Putin claims some countries would like to see Russia dismantled in the same way as Yugoslavia.
During an annual televised address from the Kremlin, the Russian president accused Western nations of acting "cynically and aggressively" in their response to the Ukraine crisis.
He also claimed American plans for an anti-ballistic missile shield in Europe were a threat to Russia.
An alert over 'extremely aggressive' probing of UK airspace comes in the wake of Nato reporting an increase in the number of Russian flights through EU airspace.
In October, RAF fighters were scrambled to intercept a pair of Russian long-range bombers over the North Sea, as Nato marked an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights in European airspace. Typhoon fighter jets from RAF Lossiemouth were scrambled to track a pair of Tu-95 Bear H bombers through UK airspace.
Nato radar picked up several Russian aircraft formations carrying out "significant military manoeuvres" from the Black Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Government officials have said they are concerned by a sharp increase in Russian military flights close to Britain's borders, which they say were designed to test its air defences.
It is entirely appropriate for NATO countries in particular to work together to respond to what is a change of Russia's dealings with NATO and indeed the non-NATO European countries.
"The extremely aggressive probing of our air space by Russian aircraft is an issue of concern to us," Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told a committee of lawmakers.
Britain is concerned by 'extremely aggressive' Russian testing of its airspace, officials have said.
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Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine are unacceptable and could draw greater sanctions from the US and the European Union, David Cameron has warned.
"I still hope that the Russians see some sense and recognise that they should allow Ukraine to develop as an independent and free country, free to make its choices," Cameron told a news conference in the Australian capital Canberra.
"If Russia takes a positive approach towards the Ukraine's freedom and responsibility we could see those sanctions removed," the Prime Minister continued.
"If Russia continues to make matters worse then we could see those sanctions increased, its as simple as that".
The apparent ceasefire between separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine is all but non-existent, according to the European organisation monitoring the crisis
An Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe told Austrian newspaper Die Presse that the ceasefire and been violated on at least 2,400 occasions.
Since the Minsk agreement...we have more than 2,400 breaches of the cease-fire by militant groups. More than 100 Ukrainian soldiers and dozens of civilians have been killed.