Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putinhas granted Russian citizenship to Edward Snowdenthe former US intelligence analyst wanted by the North American Justice for filtering wikileaks abundant information about the National security agency (NSA).

The Russian president signed a decree on Monday, collected by the official Government Legal Information portal, in which grants citizenship to dozens of people, including Snowden39-year-old American.

Snowden is wanted by the United States Justice after in 2013 leak numerous secret documents in which it is revealed different espionage techniques carried out by the National Security agency, including illegal wiretapping of international political leaders.

Snowden fled to Hong Kong and later ended up in Russia. In 2014 received a first residence permit which would later be extended indefinitely.

Last week the President of Russia, Vladimir Putinannounced a “partial mobilization” of the population at the height of the war in Ukraine, where Russian forces have suffered several blows in recent weeks following a series of counter-offensives by Ukrainian troops.

He explained that he signed a decree in this regard, which is a significant escalation of the conflict.

It’s about the Russia’s first mobilization since World War II. Putin warned the West that if he continues his “nuclear blackmail”, Moscow will respond with the power of its vast arsenal.

(With information from Europe Press)