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Snowden: No plan to exit Russia

Former US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has no immediate plans to leave Russia, a lawyer assisting him in his request for temporary asylum said. An airport source earlier told Reuters that Snowden has been allowed to leave a Moscow airport.

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Snowden: No plans to leave Moscow airport 'for now'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is not planning to leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport "for now", his lawyer has said.

After meeting Snowden, Anatoly Kucherena told Rossiya 24 news channel:

He is not planning to leave for now.

He asked for temporary asylum, which in the case of a positive decision, is granted for a term of one year.

Currently his final country of destination is Russia.

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