MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. Russian-French cooperation in combating terrorism was among the topics discussed by Russian and French Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, over the phone, the Kremlin press service said on Monday.
"The leaders touched upon some issues of bilateral cooperation, including joint efforts to combat the terrorist threat," it said.
According to the Kremlin press service, the two presidents highly estimated the November 11-12 visit by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to Moscow.
A series of terror attacks have hit Europe over the recent weeks. Thus, an Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) supporter opened shooting in downtown Vienna on November 2, killing four of wounding 22 people. On October 31, a Greek Orthodox priest was wounded in a shooting attack in Lyon. On October 29, a Tunisian native attacked people with a knife in Nice’s Notre Dame Basilica. Three were killed and several others suffered injuries. On the same day, knife attacks occurred in the French city of Avignon and outside the French consulate in the Saudi city of Jeddah. On October 16, an 18-year-old terrorist killed and decapitated a teacher who had exhibited Charlie Hebdo’s caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a class dedicated to freedom of expression.