US & Russia United For Sochi Security

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin will join forces to boost security at major sport events, including the Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics, after meeting on the sidelines of the G8 summit.



As well as discussing the Syrian conflict, Korea, Iran’s nuclear programme and missile defence related issues, the two leaders agreed that security at public events will become an area of interaction between Russia and the US.



“I had a very useful conversation with President Putin, and I began by thanking him again for the co-operation that was provided in dealing with the tragedy of the bombing at the Boston Marathon,” Obama said.



”We have a shared interest in countering terrorist violence and we are continuing to strengthen our co-operation on this issue, including as we welcome Russia hosting the Winter Olympics in Sochi.”

US & Russia United For Sochi Security

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin will join forces to boost security at major sport events, including the Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics, after meeting on the sidelines of the G8 summit.



As well as discussing the Syrian conflict, Korea, Iran’s nuclear programme and missile defence related issues, the two leaders agreed that security at public events will become an area of interaction between Russia and the US.



“I had a very useful conversation with President Putin, and I began by thanking him again for the co-operation that was provided in dealing with the tragedy of the bombing at the Boston Marathon,” Obama said.



”We have a shared interest in countering terrorist violence and we are continuing to strengthen our co-operation on this issue, including as we welcome Russia hosting the Winter Olympics in Sochi.”