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Putin says Snowden must stop leaking secrets

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said Monday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will have to stop leaking US secrets if he wants to get asylum in Russia, but he believes that Snowden has no intention of doing so.

Putin’s statement came hours after Snowden asked for political asylum, according to the Interfax news agency, citing a consular official at the Moscow airport where the leaker has been caught in legal limbo for more than a week.

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