U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia sayBy Christian Lowe and Phil Stewart MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for the tip-off, which the Kremlin said helped prevent a militant bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russian city, as well as other sites.



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