In a self-professed shocking event, Russian president Vladimir Putin has offered NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden political asylum in Russia on the condition that he stops all work against the United States. Putin commented in a press release:
“If he wants to stay here, there is one condition: he has to stop his work aimed at damaging our U.S. partners, no matter how strange this sounds coming from me,” Putin told reporters.
Although Snowden has been trapped at a Russian airport for over a week, with potential safe passage to Equador blocked, the Russians have maintained a clear stance that they will not extradite him.
“Russia never extradites anyone anywhere and is not going to extradite anyone. No one ever extradites anyone to us,” a Russian immigration official said, adding that Snowden “is a free man.”
However, Putin has made it clear that Snowden needs to find a new destination if he insists on continuing his campaign against the United States of America.
via Yahoo! News
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