Russia's prime minister says Moscow is ready to face a new round of Western sanctions.
In a televised speech to parliament, Dmitry Medvedev criticized the sanctions as unfriendly acts, and gave assurances that the government is ready to protect the economy and the Russian citizens. Russia and the West are at loggerheads over tensions in Ukraine. Washington has threatened to tighten the existing sanctions on Moscow. Reports say the US is seeking to target the personal bank account of President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland.