Russian politician cites TV station for Snowden claim

Russian politician Alexey Pushkov has cited a national TV station, Vesti 24, for his earlier claim that US fugitive Edward Snowden has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela.

There has been no official confirmation of the move.

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Snowden 'not accepted asylum'

WikiLeaks has said US intelligence agency leaker Edward Snowden has "not yet formally accepted" an asylum offer from Venezuela. It came after a senior Russian politician clarified an earlier tweet that Mr Snowden has accepted an offer from Venezuela