Putin Thanks Trump For Information To Thwart Attacks

AFP

Moscow / 29.12.2019 10:57:08

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, who thanked him for the information provided by the US secret services to prevent attacks in Russia.

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Putin thanked the information of the special services "that helped to prevent terrorist attacks in Russia", according to the official Russian news agency, Sputnik.

Both leaders "agreed to continue bilateral cooperation in the field of the fight against terrorism," according to the Sputnik teletype, cited in a Kremlin statement.

In mid-October, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexandr Bortnikov, reported that the United States had provided Russia with information on terrorist attacks that were being prepared in Russian territory.

In particular, Washington warned Moscow about a terrorist attack in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, while Russian security agents helped their US colleagues to investigate the Boston marathon attack.

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