MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent his condolences to U.S. President Barack Obama over shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

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Asked about homophobic comments made by some Russian activists regarding the attack, Peskov told reporters: "Such thoughts are absolutely unacceptable."

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Jack Stubbs)