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Russian deputy foreign minister says not aware of Tillerson visit-Ifax

MOSCOW, March 21 (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday he had not heard about a potential visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, news agency Interfax reported.

On Monday sources told Reuters Tillerson planned to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers in April in order to stay home for a visit by China's president and go to Russia.

"I don't know anything about a visit to Moscow by the U.S. Secretary of State," Ryabkov was quoted as saying.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alessandra Prentice)