Cooperation between Russian and American intelligence services is beneficial and Moscow and Washington, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. He stated this on Thursday, February 16, at the meeting of the Board of the Federal security service, according to the Kremlin website.
“In the common interest of restoring dialogue with the secret services of the United States of America, and other countries — members of NATO,” Putin said.
The head of state said that the Russian side is not to blame for the fact that the cooperation was interrupted and not restored. “It is absolutely obvious that in the fight against terrorism should operate all of the responsible organization and the international Association, because even a simple exchange of information about the channels and sources of terrorist financing, the people involved or suspected of involvement in terrorism, seriously enhances the performance of our common efforts”, — said the Russian leader.
On 15 February, the President of the United States Donald trump has ruled out any contacts with representatives of secret services of Russia. Thus he responded to the article in the newspaper the New York Times, which asserted that the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump was in contact with senior officials of Russian intelligence.
In the foreign intelligence Service of Russia, this information refused to comment, calling it “speculation”.
Putin has repeatedly raised the issue of cooperation of special services of Russia and the USA in their interventions. On 16 October during a conversation with journalists he has told that Moscow a few months before the attack on the marathon in Boston in 2013, has sent US an official notification with information about suspected terrorists, but the Americans refused to engage in dialogue. At the same time, he noted the positive examples of cooperation. In particular, in the preparation and holding of the Olympic games in Sochi, American intelligence agencies have established with Russian business, partnerships and assisted in the security, pointed out Putin.