Democratic Senator Robert Menendez introduced the Senate’s draft resolution, which envisages the introduction of personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, in connection with the alleged collusion of the Russian intelligence service with the Taliban in Afghanistan. About it it is reported on the website of the policy on 1 July.
He, in particular, suggested a requirement for the imposition of sanctions in the law on national defense (NDAA), which is now before the Senate.
“As soon as this disgusting history is cluttered with the details, [the US President] Donald trump proved once again that it is not able to protect our troops and our country. Congress should take back it’s over and protect our people from the Kremlin’s aggression,” said Menendez.
The Senator proposes to freeze assets and impose visa restrictions against Putin, Sergei Shoigu, close to the Russian President and the oligarchs and other officials who were involved in attacks on U.S. or coalition forces in Afghanistan; to introduce restrictions on banking operations of the constituent entities of the Russian defense sector.
On June 27 The New York Times first reportedthat, according to U.S. intelligence, Russian military intelligence secretly encouraged the Taliban to murder the military from Western countries, including the United States. June 29, the material on this was published in the Washington Post. According to her, the victims alleged conspiracy began a few people.
Russia and the Taliban rejected the information about the conspiracy. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov saidthat it was “bullshit”.
The us President said that U.S. intelligence did not believe reliable data about the involvement of the Russian Federation to the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan.
However, on 30 June the newspaper the New York Times, citing three related intelligence source said that the US has information about Bank transfers from the account, which controls the Main intelligence Directorate of Russia, to the account associated with the Islamist movement “Taliban”.