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

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[March 22, 2017]    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.

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 Caen, France March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

"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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