France and Germany have so far spoken out against the bill as it affects European industries while advancing US commercial interests.
"I am sure that Europe will think more and more seriously and the Russian-EU relations… will be slowly but surely becoming more constructive," Slutsky said.
He pointed out that the European Union is not ready to copy the possible new US sanctions automatically.
"In terms of the common sense, this brings Russia closer to Brussels affected by its strategic friends from Washington, which [the US and the EU] unfortunately had serious differences on key issues within the last 12-18 months," Slutsky added.
The decision was welcomed by chairman of the Russian upper chamber of parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachev.
"Russia behaves like a responsible global power. Given that the notorious bill has not entered into force yet and the situation is developing, that [Russian response to foreign sanctions] must also take place in the future," Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page.
The lawmaker pointed out that Russia made everything possible to save its relations with the United States but the US inappropriate behavior resulted in the current state of bilateral ties.
In December 2016, the administration of former US President Barack Obama imposed a set of punitive measures against Russia, including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closure of the two Russian diplomatic compounds. The actions were taken in response to Moscow's alleged interference in the US presidential election, which Russia has repeatedly denied.
Back in December, Putin decided not to respond to sanctions imposed by the outgoing US administration and act in accordance with the ties built with the new US leadership. However, since then, the diplomatic property hasn't been returned. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier that Moscow would take retaliatory measures against Washington if the situation with Russia's diplomatic property in the United States was not resolved.