Russian, British security services resume cooperation ahead of Sochi Games

The Federal Security Service has confirmed resumed cooperation with British colleagues with the purpose of guaranteeing the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games' security.

The Federal Security Service has confirmed resumed cooperation with British colleagues with the purpose of guaranteeing the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games' security.

"We were not the ones who suspended the cooperation. It is now resumed, for instance, in the exchange of information for safe preparations and holding of the Sochi Winter Games," a source from the Federal Security Service told Interfax on Friday.

He declined to name the cooperation areas.

MI6 chief John Sawers told the British parliament on Thursday about the resumed cooperation with Russian colleagues.

He said the security services of the UK and Russia were cooperating in the provision of security of the Sochi Games 2014.

"We've not had the cooperation that we had sought from the Russian authorities" over the death of Alexander Litvinenko, a former agent with Russia's FSB agency, Sawers told the parliament.

"And so there's been a gap, we haven't talked to the Russians and the Russians haven't talked to us on intelligence matters. Actually recently we have started talking to the Russians about security for the Sochi Olympics and that is a dialogue which is going ahead," he added.

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