The US has data on Bank transfers from an account, which controls the Main intelligence Directorate of Russia, to the account associated with the Islamist Taliban, reported of 30 June the newspaper The New York Times , citing three exploration source.
According to the publication, the American side considers this as proof that Russia had offered the Taliban money reward for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Afghan side gave the Americans a critical interrogation of several Afghan businessmen who have been arrested over the past six months, found the NYT. It is believed that they were intermediaries between the WTP and the Taliban.
According to journalists, American investigators are now focused on the study of at least two deadly attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. It is known that one occurred in April 2019: then during the explosion near the Bagram air base killed three U.S. soldiers.
Two people also told the newspaper that the US President Donald Trumpkin told a lie, if intelligence had not informed him about the alleged conspiracy. According to them, this information in February were included in the analyses, which are prepared daily for the President.
The NYT noted that between the different US intelligence agencies remain divided about the information about the conspiracy. According to The Wall Street Journal, the national security Agency “strongly disagrees” with the assessment of other intelligence agencies, that Russia was paying the Taliban for killing American soldiers.
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. On 29 June, the material it has published the newspaper the Washington Post. According to her, the victims alleged conspiracy has become 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.
The US sent troops to Afghanistan after the attacks of 11 September 2001. The decision was supported by the United States ‘ closest allies. Officially proclaimed aim of the war was the destruction of the military structure of “al-Qaeda” and deprivation of this terrorist organization positions in Afghanistan by the removal from power in Kabul the Taliban. Now under the control of Taliban is more than half the territory of Afghanistan.
29 February 2020, the U.S. and the Taliban signed an agreement about the beginning of the peace process in Afghanistan. It provides for a gradual withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, provided the Taliban would fulfill their part of the deal: will begin negotiations with the Afghan government would abide by the truce and to prevent the use of Afghan territory for activities that threaten U.S. security and its allies. If the Taliban would fulfill their part of the agreement, the remaining U.S. troops must leave Afghanistan for 14 months.
9 March it became known about the beginning of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Over the next four and a half months the number of American troops in Afghanistan should be reduced from 13 thousand to 8.6 thousand