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The US Justice Department has told Russia that it would not seek the death penalty if ex-contractor Edward Snowden was returned.
US officials also said Snowden would not be tortured and would have all the rights normally afforded to America citizens.
"The head of state has expressed strong determination not to allow this," Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "I have no doubt that this will be the case, no matter how the situation develops."
The FBI and their Russia counterparts, the FSB, are in talks over the fate of whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin was not involved in talks over the 30-year-old.