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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he hopes the alleged Russian spy ring scandal will not set back improving Russian - U.S. ties.
Putin was speaking to former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who 's on a visit to Moscow.
Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, says he is seeking an explanation from the U.S. over the detention of the ten suspects.
Earlier, an official from the Russian foreign ministry, said information emerging from the US about the affair was contradictory, and needed further clarification.
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