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Putin spurns allegations that Russia meddled in foreign elections | Reuters

 Putin spurns allegations that Russia meddled in foreign elections
| Reuters

VERSAILLES, France Russian President Vladimir Putin, who held his first meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, said there was nothing to discuss about allegations of Moscow's meddling in foreign elections, and that Macron had not raised this issue.

By meeting Macron's presidential election rival Marine Le Pen in Moscow in March, the Kremlin did not try to influence the vote, Putin told a joint news briefing with Macron.

Referring to Le Pen's visit, Putin said he saw nothing wrong in Moscow not pushing away foreign politicians seeking good relations with Russia. If she sought a meeting, why should Russia refuse her, Putin asked. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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Updated Date: May 29, 2017 22:16:59 IST

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