June 18, 2020 / 10:21 AM / 19 days ago

Kremlin dismisses 'absurd' UK accusations Russia is exploiting coronavirus opportunities

FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov visits the Dream Island amusement park ahead of its upcoming inauguration in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/Pool

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday described accusations by Britain that Russia, along with China and Iran, was looking to exploit opportunities created by the coronavirus, as “absurd”.

“We categorically disagree with such statements,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “As far as disinformation is concerned, we consider such accusations absurd.”

Peskov said Russia and China were cooperating with the international fight against the coronavirus in response to the assertions made by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Jon Boyle

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