Russia has no ‘operationally relevant information’ on Boston suspects – source

File Photo of Boston Bombings Aftermath with Ambulance and Security Personnel

(Interfax Moscow, April 20, 2013) Russia has been unable to provide operationally relevant information on brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnayev (Tsarnaev).

“Since the brothers Tsarnayev lived outside Russia, our special services were unable to provide our foreign partners with any operationally relevant information,” a source in the Russian special services told Interfax today.

However, the source said that “joint work has been organized through partner channels, and contacts will continue”.

During a telephone conversation earlier today, Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama emphasized the importance of the special services coordinating their actions in the fight against international terrorism.

“Both sides emphasized their interest in stepping up tight cooperation between the Russian and US special services in the fight against international terrorism,” it says in a statement made by the Kremlin press service.