Russian President Confirms Snowden at Moscow Airport

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FINLAND — Speaking to reporters in Finland on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden remains in the transit zone at the international airport in Moscow.

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Vladimir Putin (credit: gov.ru)

“He is a transit passenger in the transit zone and is still there now,” Putin said. “Mr. Snowden is a free man.

The sooner he selects his final destination point, the better both for us and for himself.”

Putin said Snowden’s arrival in Russia was “completely unexpected.”

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