Edward Snowden is in the “Transit Zone” at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and the Russian President says his government will not extradite him back to the U.S.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Snowden will not be extradited to the United States, the AP reports:
Putin said that Snowden hasn’t crossed the Russian border and is free to go anywhere.
Speaking on a visit to Finland Tuesday, he added that Russian security agencies “didn’t work and aren’t working” with Snowden. He gave no more details.
Commenting on a U.S. request to extradite him, Putin said that Russia doesn’t have an extradition agreement with the U.S. and thus wouldn’t meet the U.S. request.
He voiced hope that Snowden will depart as quickly as possible and that his stopover at Moscow’s airport wouldn’t affect bilateral ties.
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