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Vladimir Putin thanks President Trump to help Central Intelligence Agency in stop terrorist attacks

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Information provided by the Central Intelligence Agency helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, U.S. and Russian leaders say.

According to a statement from the Kremlin, Putin thanked Trump for the CIA's information on the attacks, which were to take place on Saturday at the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg and other areas of the Russian city.

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Friday that it had prevented the activities of Daesh terrorist group's supporters in St. Petersburg, who planned to carry out a terrorist attack later in December.

President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information, the White House and Kremlin confirmed.

The White House said in a statement that "terrorists" were captured before an attack "that could have killed large numbers of people", the BBC reported. Trump was additionally made a request to forward Putin's thankfulness to CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the knowledge authorities who got the data.

United States insight offices have beforehand inferred that Russian Federation endeavored to interfere in the 2016 presidential race with an end goal to enable Trump to get chose.

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Sunday's call was the second between Trump and Putin in three days.

The leaders' relationship is complicated by ongoing investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Moscow.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders affirmed in a tweet Sunday that the pioneers had talked and said the White House was getting ready to discharge a readout of the call.

But diplomatic ties between Washington and Moscow are still fraught, with both expelling some of each other's diplomats in September and the United States designation last month of Russia's English-language news channel RT as a "foreign agent".

On Tuesday, FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov said Russian Federation was on alert for the possible return of jihadists from Syria ahead of the World Cup and the presidential election in 2018.

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