Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained two persons preparing terrorist attacks in crowded places in the city of Saint Petersburg during the New Year holidays, the FSB reported on December 29. The intelligence data about the prepared terrroist attacks was provided by the FSB.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump talked on the phone and the Russian president thanked his US counterpart for sharing intelligence that allowed to prevent the terrorist attack.
According to the Kremlin, the phone call initiated by Moscow allowed to discuss a “range of issues of mutual interest”. The Kremlin added that two leaders agreed to maintain bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
In October, FSB head Aleksandr Bortnikov revealed that the US and Russian security agencies have intensified contacts in cybersecurity and other areas.
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