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Putin Daughter 'Not Getting Married'

A South Korean man rumored to be the fiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's daughter Yekaterina has denied wedding plans, local daily Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday.

“I've known Katya for more than 10 years, but I have no marriage plans. I'm only 26, so it's a bit too early for me to be thinking about marriage,” the man, who works at the Moscow office of an unspecified Korean company, told the newspaper.

Putin's spokesman also denied the marriage rumors, which first surfaced Friday.

Media reports only give the potential suitor's surname, Yoon, and say he is the son of Yoon Jong-gu, a retired admiral who served as a military attache at the South Korean Embassy in Moscow in the 1990s.

Yekaterina Putina, 24, is the younger of Putin's two daughters. His other daughter is Marina, 25.

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