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.