Earlier, Vladimir Posner told the Latvian radio station Baltkom that he'd asked Snowden for an interview but was refused.
“We talked with Vladimir [Pozner], he applied for the interview several times. But Edward has a strong position on the issue, he does not grant interviews to anybody anywhere; the Russian media is no exception,” Kucherena said.
Kucherena added that Snowden respects Pozner and all Russian journalists but Edward himself is a quiet person unlike many others in the public spotlight.
“He is non-public person,” Kucherena told RIA Novosti.
“He [Snowden] always personally makes decision regarding giving comments. He receives a lot of interview proposals from Russian and foreign journalists. But as you may notice, he rarely gives interviews,” Kucherena added.