FSB cooperates with FBI, CIA in Boston terror attack investigation – Bortnikov

File Photo of Boston Bombings Aftermath with Ambulance and Security Personnel

(Interfax – KAZAN, June 6, 2013) The Federal Security Service is cooperating with the U.S. security services in the investigation of the Boston terror attack, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov said.

“We are cooperating very actively with our FBI and CIA colleagues, responding to their requests and assisting in the arrangement of necessary procedures on the Russian territory,” he said on Thursday after the Kazan meeting of chiefs of security services and law enforcement agencies – FSB partners.

“We have lately developed really good cooperation in concrete bilateral and multilateral projects, in neutralization of gangs, detention and extradition of wanted terrorists,” he said.

There is an active exchange of anti-terrorist information with FSB foreign partners, Bortnikov added.

In his words, all the Kazan meeting participants said the event was topical and the floor was important for the evaluation of terrorist threats and their influence on various regions of the world.

Bortnikov said that the Kazan conference was attended by 96 delegations from 63 states and three international organizations.

“Confidence keeps growing, and the topicality of this floor is extremely large. Our partners said there was no alternative to our forum in the world for now,” the FSB director said.