U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the United States on espionage charges, has accepted Venezuela’s offer of asylum, according to a senior Russian lawmaker.
“Snowden has given his agreement to (Venezuelan President Nicolas) Maduro’s offer of political asylum,” Alexei Pushkov, the pro-Kremlin chairman of the international affairs committee in Russia’s lower parliament house, stated on Twitter.
A few minutes after, Pushkov deleted the Tweet.
The smartphone App Circa news released a screenshot that seems to correspond to the erased tweet.
Later on, Pushkov explained through another tweet —this time not erased— that his source was the Russian news channel “Vesti 24”.
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