Peskov denied reports about the readiness of Russia to extradite Snowden to the USA

© AP PhotoЭдвард Snowden. Archival photoPeskov denied reports about the readiness of Russia to extradite Snowden to the USA© AP Photo

The information in the media about the alleged willingness of Moscow to extradite the former employee of the national security Agency Edward Snowden, Washington is not true: it may not be speech, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

«No, absolutely no, this can not be considered», — said Peskov in interview to TV channel RT, answering the question whether the reality of rumors in the American media that Russia could be ready to extradite Snowden.

Snowden in June 2013 gave the Washington Post and the Guardian series of secret materials about the programs of surveillance of US intelligence and the UK on the Internet. He flew to Hong Kong and then to Moscow, where some time was in the transit area of Sheremetyevo airport.

Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum for one year on the condition that it will cease operations against the United States. In August 2014, Snowden received a three-year residence permit, which allows him to travel not only in Russia but also abroad. In January 2017 the residence permit, Snowden has been extended to 2020.

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