Putin thanked Trump for helping prevent terrorist attacks in Russia

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the US President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said. The conversation was initiated by Moscow.

The Head of state thanked the interlocutor for the information transmitted through the special services that helped prevent terrorist attacks in Russia. In addition, world leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, and also agreed to continue cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

On Friday, the FSB detained two Russians who intended to carry out terrorist attacks in crowded places in St. Petersburg for the New Year.

In addition, in 2017, U.S. intelligence agencies warned their Russian colleagues about the impending terrorist attack in the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, as well as in other crowded places of the city.