Putin Does Not Expect Ties With U.S. to Be Harmed by Snowden Case

wochit politics
July 17, 2013 AT 5:27 AM
Russian President Vladmir V. Putin said that bilateral relations were more important than the controversy surrounding Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor. Mr. Putin effectively accused Washington of hypocrisy by providing robust support for human rights advocates in other circumstances but not in a case like Mr. Snowden?s.