Snowden has not appealed for political refuge in Russia

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has not filed an appeal for political refuge in Russia

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has not filed an appeal for political refuge in Russia, and Russia cannot decide his fate for him, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

"As of today, Mr. Snowden has not filed an appeal for political asylum in Russia. We assume that, without a decision this way or that, and without his understanding what is best for him and what he considers to be the best solution, we cannot decide anything for him. This is all that can be said at the present time" Ryabkov told journalists.

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