It would appear that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are one in the same. They tend to deny everything that doesn't suit their sensibilities and that in and of itself is scary. Sometimes it is hard to differentiate from Putin and Trump because they seem to act like children in a schoolyard.
Russian media is state-owned. Putin can control everything reported in the Russian press, so he doesn't have to deny anything. If he doesn't like something that a Russian reporter says, he will have them imprisoned or killed, and all of the reporters know that, so they stay in line. However, when it comes to foreign media, yes, he will deny everything reported about him that he doesn't want people to know.
Putin and Trump are never going to be friends. Putin just stood up for Trump in this particular incident because Trump didn't do the things that people accused him of. Putin knows that it's ridiculous that people have been so harsh on Trump, after he won the election. Putin calls it like it is.
Putin is going to start denying everything written in the free press; but what is this nonsense about "as Donald Trump Does"? At least try to show some political impartiality. It's statements like that that are exactly why Donald Trump was elected and about to become your next President. What a shameful framing of the question.