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Russia's Putin discusses extra steps to end doping in sport

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith following the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith following the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin and top security officials on Tuesday discussed what extra legal steps may be needed to stamp out doping among Russian athletes, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"The importance of introducing rules for investigative procedures for law enforcement was stressed," Peskov said, when describing what a meeting of Russia's Security Council had discussed.

He made his comments to reporters on a conference call.

(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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