The leaders of Russia, Germany and France Tuesday agreed in a phone call to speed up the exchange of data aimed at fighting terrorism, the Kremlin said.
They spoke following Monday’s deadly bomb attack on a metro train in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg which killed 14 people and wounded 50.
The Kremlin said the leaders also discussed the situation in Ukraine and the Easter cease-fire declared from April 1.
A German government source said: “Merkel urged Putin to use his influence with the separatists [to keep to the April 1 cease-fire].”
The Kremlin added that Putin, Merkel and Hollande have agreed to continue contactst on Ukraine.