Russian govt: We will respond to attack on our interests

Russia's Foreign Minister has warned Ukraine his country will respond if its interests are threatened. Sergei Lavrov's words came as Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister announced new "anti-terrorist" action against separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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US may impose sanctions on Putin over Ukraine crisis

The US may impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin over the crisis in Ukraine, the State Department has said.

The US is considering imposing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine Credit: Alexei Druzhinin/Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US was considering the move, but it would not be taken soon.

The US has imposed visa bans and assets freezes on several Russian officials and lawmakers deemed to have been involved in Russia's annexation of the Crimea region from Ukraine. The US has also targeted businessmen with ties to Putin.

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