(FOX NEWS) Edward Snowden reportedly is seeking asylum in Russia, as the NSA leaker faces diminishing options for getting out of the Moscow airport where he is believed to be staying.

The Interfax news agency cited Kim Shevchenko, the duty officer at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s consular office in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, as saying that Snowden’s representative, Sarah Harrison, handed over his request for political asylum on Sunday.

The confirmation, though, comes after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin publicly issued a condition for any asylum request from Snowden — he must stop leaking America’s secrets.

 

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