March 22, 2017 / 10:32 AM / 4 months ago

Kremlin says French media report on Fillon's Putin introduction is "fake news"

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Francois Fillon, former French Prime Minister, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right delivers a speech at a campaign rally in Courbevoie, near Paris, France, March 21, 2017.Christian Hartmann

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A French media report alleging that presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid to arrange introductions to Russian President Vladimir Putin is "fake news," Russia's Kremlin said on Wednesday.

"It is what in English we call 'fake news,'" Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, when asked to comment on the report.

Reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe

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