Russian president, CIA director speak over phone

Kremlin spokesman Peskov says Putin, Burns discuss bilateral ties, cyber security, regional conflicts.

Russian president, CIA director speak over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone talk with CIA Director William Burns while he was on his two-day visit to Russia last week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Putin and Burns discussed the issues of cyber security, bilateral relations, and the crisis in Russia-US diplomatic relations, Peskov told reporters.

The two also exchanged opinions on the regional crises, the spokesman added.

A high-ranking US delegation headed by Burns was in Moscow on Nov. 2-3.

On Nov. 2, the CIA chief discussed Russia-US bilateral relations with the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev, according to the council's press service.

Burns on Nov. 3 spoke with Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SRV) Sergey Naryshkin about the fight against international terrorism and interdepartmental cooperation, the SVR press service said in a statement following the meeting.

Hüseyin Demir