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    The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed rumors on Thursday that it is planning to repatriate alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout through a swap deal with the United States.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry dismissed rumors on Thursday that it is planning to repatriate alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout through a swap deal with the United States.

    "All the variants [in the Russian media] of the so called swaps are no more than idle speculation," Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said. He added that Moscow would help Bout regardless of the charges against him.

    MOSCOW, March 10 (RIA Novosti)

     

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