Minister denies that Snowden entered Russia

| 25/06/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US did not seek "confrontation" but Russia should hand over Mr Snowden. Correspondents say Mr Lavrov's comments suggest that Mr Snowden remained air-side after landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, and so has technically never entered Russian territory.

"We are in no way involved with either Mr Snowden, his relations with US justice, nor to his movements around the world," Mr Lavrov said. "He chose his itinerary on his own. We learnt about it… from the media. He has not crossed the Russian border.

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