The Jerusalem Post

Kremlin: US tip ‘saved many lives’


MOSCOW (Reuters) – A US tip-off about a planned attack in St. Petersburg helped save many lives and Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in the future, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. Washington provided intelligen­ce to Russia that helped thwart a potentiall­y deadly bombing, US and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperatio­n despite deep strains between the two countries.

“It cannot be called anything but an ideal example of cooperatio­n in fighting terrorism,” Peskov told reporters during a conference call. “We should aim for such standards.”

The tip-off resulted in the detention of seven alleged supporters of Islamic State in St. Petersburg last week, Peskov said.

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