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    Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of recent remarks about him made by senior US officials and finds them inappropriate and unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the week, Adam Szubin, Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the US Treasury directly accused Vladimir Putin of corruption in an interview with the BBC. The statement was later backed by White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who stated that these claims reflect the view of the US presidential administration.

    "Clearly, the president is familiar with these allegations. He also considers them totally unacceptable and inappropriate for such a high-ranking US representative," Peskov told reporters.

    He added that the Kremlin hopes the United States will provide an explanation regarding the claims.

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