Russia denies seeking to buy political sway with Hungarian nuclear deal

March 31, 2015 5:54 PM

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday Russia was not seeking to buy political influence in the European Union member state Hungary through a nuclear deal, defending Moscow's cooperation with Budapest as mutually beneficial.

Peskov was commenting on a Reuters investigation into Moscow's 10 billion euro ($11 billion) loan to Budapest to finance the expansion of Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant.

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