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MOSCOW, July 25 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Justice Ministry has received a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in which the latter explains some aspects of the U.S. stance on the status of Edward Snowden, the former employee of the United States National Security Agency. "The letter does not contain any extradition or deportation requests,” a Russian Justice Ministry source told Itar-Tass.
The Russian Justice Ministry noted that it had received the letter on July 24.
The ministry did not specify the U.S. side’s stance. It said that all extradition issues were in the competence of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office.