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Kremlin: German Murder Verdict ‘Unpleasant’ but Shouldn’t Affect Putin-Scholz Relationship | World News

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin mentioned on Thursday a German courtroom verdict that Russian state organs have been concerned within the homicide of a former Chechen militant in a Berlin park in 2019 was an disagreeable episode but mustn’t have an effect on relations between President Vladimir Putin and new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Russia’s international ministry earlier rejected what it referred to as “unsubstantiated accusations” that Russian state organs have been concerned within the 2019 killing.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov additionally mentioned the Nord Stream 2 gasoline pipeline, which the United States has mentioned may very well be hit by sanctions within the occasion of Russian aggression in opposition to Ukraine, was in each Moscow and Berlin’s pursuits.

(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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