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    US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden denied on Tuesday having any ties to WikiLeaks, admitting only that the project helped him to leave Hong Kong, where he had been hiding before heading to Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — There have been numerous reports about Snowden's alleged connection with WikiLeaks, fueled in particular by Assange-Snowden mutual support.

    "I don’t talk to Julian Assange, I don’t talk to WikiLeaks, I have no relationship with them," Snowden said during a video link-up with German technology conference CeBit, adding that it was a "well established public fact."

    Snowden has been residing in Russia since 2013, when he fled the United States after exposing the NSA massive online spying scheme.

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