Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Sunday thanked his United States counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped to foil terrorist attacks on Russian soil.
A statement from Putin’s office said he thanked Trump “for the transfer, through special services, of information allowing the prevention of terrorist acts in Russia.”
According to Russian agencies, the FSB, a successor to the KGB, said two Russian citizens were arrested on Friday suspected of planning an attack in St Petersburg during the New Year festivities.
They appeared to have been preparing a “terrorist act”, the reports said.
Moscow and Washington may not see eye to eye on many issues, but they regularly stress their mutual determination to fight terrorism.