Russia Thanked The U.S. For Information On Possible Terrorist Attacks

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U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian media says information from the U.S. helped stop two Russian citizens who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks on New Years.
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In a call Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Donald Trump for information from U.S. intelligence that "helped thwart terrorist acts in Russia."

Russian media says information from the U.S. helped stop two Russian citizens who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in crowded places in St. Petersburg over New Year's. They were reportedly detained Friday. 

statement from the Kremlin also said the two presidents discussed "a range of issues of mutual interest and agreed to continue bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism."

The U.S. and Russia have a history of working together to address terrorist attacks. In 2017, Putin thanked President Trump for U.S. information regarding another planned attack in St. Petersburg.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify past intelligence sharing between between the U.S. and Russia. A previous version incorrectly said the two worked together to address the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.