Voltaire Network

Putin confirms Snowden still in Russia in transit

+

At a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Vladimir V. Putin confirmed, on 25 June late afternoon, that Edward Snowden had arrived in transit "in Russia."

The Russian President pointed out that the US national did not need a visa to transit Russian territory; his arrival from Hong Kong caught Moscow by surprise; and that there is no bilateral extradition treaty between Russia and the USA. He noted that Mr. Snowden was not a wanted man in Russia where he had committed no crime and that there was no reason to arrest him.

Vladimir Putin was careful not to indicate the final destination of the most wanted man in the United States.

Classified as a "traitor" by U.S. officials or "whistleblower" by his supporters, Edward Snowden is a U.S. dissident who leaked documents from the National Security Agency proving the militarized nature of the regime in Washington, where military intelligence services have more power than the president and democratically elected institutions.

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Authors : diplomats, economists, geographers, historians, journalists, military servicemen, philosophers, sociologists. You can send us your article proposals.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.

The Future of the Middle East
"Before our eyes"
The Future of the Middle East
by Thierry Meyssan
Obama failed his coup in Venezuela
The United States, Germany, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom launched "Operation Jericho"
Obama failed his coup in Venezuela
by Thierry Meyssan
German Parliament vs Syriza
World Crisis Radio
German Parliament vs Syriza
by Webster G. Tarpley, Partners
 
218. Dealing with the Minsk 2 Agreement
«Current Concerns», n° 5, 22 February 2015
Dealing with the Minsk 2 Agreement
Partners
 
That which you were never told about Greece
That which you were never told about Greece
by Aléxis Tsípras, Voltaire Network
 
Greece, Spain and Ukraine
World Crisis Radio
Greece, Spain and Ukraine
by Webster G. Tarpley, Partners
 
Why There's Too Much Hope Over Minsk-II
Why There’s Too Much Hope Over Minsk-II
by Andrew Korybko, Voltaire Network
 
The Assassination of Greece
The Assassination of Greece
by James Petras, Voltaire Network
 
Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce
Ukrainegate: NATO weapons for truce
by Andrey Fomin, Voltaire Network