(CNN) – President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Friday night with Russian President Vladimir Putin with a manhunt underway for one of the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.
According to a statement released by the White House, Putin "expressed his condolences on behalf of the Russian people" for the victims of the violence this week in Boston.
The government of Kyrgyzstan said earlier that the suspects moved from the central Asian Republic a dozen years ago to the Russian region of Dagestan, from where the family immigrated to the United States.
The pair, said to be brothers, apparently came to the United States, several years apart.
Officials say one of them died following a shootout with police, and the other was captured.
Read the full statement below.
President Obama spoke by phone tonight with President Putin of Russia. President Putin expressed his condolences on behalf of the Russian people for the tragic loss of life in Boston. President Obama thanked President Putin for those sentiments, and praised the close cooperation that the United States has received from Russia on counter-terrorism, including in the wake of the Boston attack. The two leaders agreed to continue our cooperation on counter-terrorism and security issues going forward.