Obama to Putin, on the phone (probably): Dude, don't even think about granting Snowden asylum

Photo by Polona Frelih, of Delo.si, who attended a closed-door meeting held by Snowden with human rights NGOs today at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

About that phone call between the presidents of the US and Russia, held just hours after fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden met with NGO reps and a Wikileaks spokesperson in a Moscow airport to announce he would seek asylum in Russia:

"The two leaders noted the importance of U.S.-Russian bilateral relations and discussed a range of security and bilateral issues, including the status of Mr. Edward Snowden and cooperation on counter-terrorism in the lead-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics," read a White House statement.

The Sochi Olympics in Russia are next year. And Putin will be hosting Obama in Russia for the G20 leaders summit in less than two months.