The fate of Edward Snowden, the former U.S. intelligence officer, was not discussed during Moscow’s first contact with the new U.S. administration, said Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov on Feb. 13. He added that Russian authorities had no opinion “whatsoever” as to whether to grant Snowden Russian citizenship, or extradite him to the U.S. “This issue is currently not at all on the bilateral agenda,” said Peskov.
Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden’s lawyer, sees no grounds for extraditing his client to the U.S. He dismissed reports of plans for Snowden’s extradition, calling it speculation “coming from so-called U.S. intelligence sources.”
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Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines