Putin: U.S. Trapped Snowden in Russia by Scaring Other Countries

Edward Snowden announced Friday he would seek temporary asylum in Russia until he could get to Latin America. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said Snowden must abandon work harmful to the United States in order to stay. On Monday, Putin accused the United States of trapping Snowden in Russia.

President Vladimir Putin: "He arrived on our territory without an invitation. We didn’t invite him. And he was not flying to us; he was flying in transit to other countries. But as soon as he got in the air, it became known, and our American partners, actually, blocked his further flight. They themselves scared other countries."

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