The Russian President thanked the us President for assistance in preventing a terrorist attack, which, he said, were prepared in St. Petersburg (Russia).
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called President Trump to thank him for the warning, received from us intelligence. This helped to prevent a terrorist attack in Russia, — says the statement of the Kremlin.
The statement did not contain details on what information was passed on to the United States Russia.
According to the New York Times , the FSB told the Russian media about the arrest of two suspects who were preparing an attack on a crowded location in the Northern part of St. Petersburg on the eve of the New year.
Two years ago, Putin thanked trump for the information about another planned attack — also in St. Petersburg. According to the statement of the Kremlin, the presidents also discussed other “issues of mutual interest“.
The white house did not respond to a request for comment.
In 2011 the Federal security service warned the FBI that the immigrant from Russia, living in Boston, Tamerlan tsarnaev, associated with Islamist militants. The CIA researched data, but closed the case after failing to find evidence. Two years later, tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar detonated homemade bombs at the Boston marathon.