Russia rejects any role in Snowden affair

June 25, 2013 12:14

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Moscow had no role in former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's efforts to evade prosecution in the United States and that he had not crossed the border into Russia.

"He chose his itinerary on his own. We learned about it ... from the media. He has not crossed the Russian border," Lavrov told a joint news conference with Algeria's foreign minister. "We consider the attempts to put blame on the Russian side ... absolutely groundless and unnacceptable."

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