Anatoly Kucherena told the news agency Interfax he believes that Moscow could decide within a week whether to grant Snowden asylum.

“The question of giving him temporary asylum won’t take more than a week. I think that in the near future he will have the possibility to leave the Sheremetyevo transit zone,” Kucherena was quoted as saying by Interfax…

On a visit to the Siberian city of Chita, Putin said “we have warned Mr. Snowden that any actions by him connected with harming Russian-American relations are unacceptable,” according to Russian news agencies.