“Washington needs to reconsider its foreign policy doctrine,” RIA Novosti quoted Volodin as saying at the opening of the spring session of the State Duma.

He added that the United States should stop the threats, as this only leads to a complication of relations.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that US officials had spread disinformation about an allegedly impending provocation in Ukraine "in order to get a pretext for that very invasion."