Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that new US sanctions on Russia will damage ties between the two countries.

Mr Putin said that “it will, of course, complicate the Russian-American relationship”, according to the TASS news agency.

The Russian leader said it was too early to speak about a possible response.

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve sanctions against Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election.

The bill, which passed 98-2, targets Russian individuals accused of corruption and key sectors of the Russian economy.

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Mr Putin said that Russia would be forced to make changes because of the sanctions, but they would not lead to a “collapse”.

The penalties have been criticised by Austria and Germany for promoting US economic interests.