The US State Department commented on the granting of Russian citizenship to former spy Edward Snowden.

According to APA, State Department spokesman Ned Price noted that Snowden remains a US citizen and he must answer before the court.

"Our position has not changed: Snowden must return to the United States and face the court.

The only thing that has changed is that he can be drafted into the ranks of the Russian Armed Forces," said Price.



Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to former US spy Edward Snowden.

According to APA's Moscow correspondent, the Russian president signed a decree granting citizenship to Snowden.

It should be noted that Edward Snowden has been in Moscow since 2013.

The US authorities accuse him of misappropriating state property and disseminating state secrets.