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    State Department spokesman John Kirby said that the Washington, DC Police Department has provided the Russian government with information on the ongoing investigation into the death of former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Washington, DC Police Department has provided the Russian government with information on the ongoing investigation into the death of former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Friday.

    "My understanding is that the Metropolitan [DC] Police Department is still investigating this, that they have provided information to the Russian government," Kirby said.

    The State Department "helped facilitate the sharing of that information," Kirby explained, noting that he "would fully expect that that would continue going forward."

    “In this particular case, as I understand it, there is an avenue of direct communication between the police department and the Russian government,” Kirby stated.

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