People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of late Ambassador ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 23:55
US envoy to UN pays tribute to Churkin’s ‘great skill’ in advocating Russia's positionWorld February 20, 23:29
Energy minister says Russia outpaces its February schedule of oil production cutBusiness & Economy February 20, 23:02
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin’s death is big loss for Russia, premier saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 22:52
Colleagues mourn Russia's ambassador to UN as 'diplomatic giant and wonderful character'World February 20, 21:58
Putin offers condolences over UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 21:21
Russia’s Foreign Ministry lost outstanding diplomat — spokeswoman on UN envoy’s deathRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 20:54
Russia's ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin diesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 20:24
Antimonopoly service orders Apple to open official service center in Russia by May 1Business & Economy February 20, 20:18
BOGOTA, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patino personally oversees issues of political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, a spokesman for the Ecuadorian foreign ministry told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The ministry however refused to comment on the situation around Snowden, said the issues “is within sole competence of the minister.” The ministry spokesman said that no news on the matter are likely to be released until the minister returns from his Asian tour on June 30.
Snowden, 30, was a technical specialist working at the CIA. Recently he made public information about two top secret programs of the U.S. National Security Agency that tapped telephone calls and various kinds of communication through the Internet in the United States. Snowden worked at one of major American consulting companies in Hawaii. He worked for the National Security Agency there. Snowden escaped to Hong Kong, from where he flew to Moscow on Sunday. Snowden asked Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to grant his political asylum.