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Putin blasts rumors of his relatives alleged ties to US business

Russia’s President noted, he knows nothing about it

DA NANG /Vietnam/, November 11. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said he learned about the allegations that his relatives are connected to the US Administration just on Friday. He called those rumors "nonsense."

"Those claims that you mentioned, yes, of course, I am aware of them, though I learned about whatever relations between my relatives and representatives of the [US] Administration or whatever officials only yesterday from Mister [Dmitry] Peskov [the president’s press secretary]," Putin told reporters after the APEC summit.

"I know nothing about it. Simply nothing," he said. "Its just nonsense."