Turkey helped Russia foil terrorist attack: Russian security service official

Turkey helped Russia foil terrorist attack: Russian security service official

MOSCOW
Turkey helped Russia foil terrorist attack: Russian security service official

Russian security services prevented a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg thanks to Turkey’s help, Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov stated on April 4.

A terrorist attack was planned last year on New Year’s Eve in St. Petersburg, Bortnikov said at the Moscow International Security Conference in Moscow.

Last year, the U.S. also warned Russia about an impending terror attack in St. Petersburg during the New Year period, he added.

“This helped to save hundreds of lives. This is an example of responsible cooperation in the anti-terrorism effort,” Bortnikov said.

He also stressed that global terrorism can be defeated only through the joint efforts of the special services of different countries.

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