“Playing cards cleverly” .. extensive interaction on Putin granting Russian citizenship to Snowden

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Social media activists have reacted to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to grant Russian citizenship to former US National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden.

Journalist Abdel Bari Atwan commented on the news in a tweet in which he said: “Russia has granted citizenship to the American Sindon, who exposed his country’s secret documents in spite of Biden, which means he never He was handed over under Russian law as a Russian citizen. Putin plays his cards intelligently against the American opponent on all levels, and God only knows. “

For his part, writer Abdullah Al-Shayji tweeted: “The joke in Russia today after President Putin granted Edward Snowden Russian citizenship to challenge America on suspicion of violating the espionage law since 2013. – and he fled to Moscow and resides in Russia in 2013! Today, Putin can send Snowden with the reserve forces to the killer and fate in Ukraine ”.

Snowden admitted leaking information about US surveillance programs to the press, has been in Russia since 2013, is charged with spying in the US and faces up to 30 years in prison.

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