- Title: Kremlin says reports Trump disclosed intelligence are "nonsense"
- Date: 16th May 2017
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS VIEWS OF KREMLIN
- Embargoed: 30th May 2017 13:29
- Keywords: intelligence classified data Donald Trump spokesman Dmitry Peskov Kremlin Russia
- Location: UNKNOWN LOCATION AND MOSCOW, RISSIA
- City: UNKNOWN LOCATION AND MOSCOW, RISSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016H395QF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:The Kremlin described as "complete nonsense" on Tuesday (May 16) media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had disclosed classified intelligence during a meeting with Russian officials.
"It's not a subject for us, it's the latest piece of nonsense," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters.
"We don't want to have anything do to with this nonsense. It's complete nonsense, not a subject to be denied or confirmed."
Two U.S. officials said on Monday (May 15) that Trump had disclosed highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump's short tenure in office.
Peskov called Ukraine's move to ban Russia's largest internet firms Yandex, Mail.ru Group and social media network Vkontakte "shortsighted" and "unfriendly" and said the decision violates "Ukrainians' rights to receive information".
Ukraine said on Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on Russia's largest internet group Yandex YNDX.O and other popular online firms to protect itself against cyber attacks.
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