Putin reiterates no-extradite claim as FSB and FBI said to be in talks over Snowden

Russia's FSB security agency is in talks with the FBI over over 30-year-old former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, but the Kremlin is not involved, according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. He said at a press conference yesterday that Putin reiterates "strong determination" not to let Russia's relationship with the US suffer over the matter, "no matter how the situation develops," and that Russia "did not hand over, does not hand over and will not hand over anybody". Snowden is reportedly still inside the transit zone at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. (HT: Aileen Graef)