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Putin receiving regular updates on the shooting near Moscow - Kremlin

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Bakytzhan Sagintayev in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is receiving regular updates about the shooting at the Crocus City Hall concert near Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

"Vladimir Putin was informed about the beginning of the shooting in the first minutes of what happened in Crocus City Hall," the Kremlin said.

"The president constantly receives information about what is happening and about the measures being taken through all relevant services. The head of state gave all the necessary instructions," Peskov said.

(Reporting by Reuters; editing by Guy Faulconbridge/Andrew Osborn)