Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
It seems that in the U.S. Congress becomes a real “trend” proposal on the introduction of sanctions against the leadership of the Russian Federation, which is pushing its actions to the Congress.
So, on the last day of June the head of Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress from the Democratic party, Adam Schiff stated that Washington should consider sanctions against Russia to deter its “malicious” actions.
The announcement came after reports that Russia had offered the Taliban a reward for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan, reports Reuters.
“We must consider what sanctions should be taken to further deter malicious activities in Russia”, — he said.
The reason for the proposal of the Congressman was an article in The New York Times on Friday that according to U.S. intelligence officials, a division of Russian military intelligence suggested the Taliban reward for a successful attack on U.S. military and international coalition forces in Afghanistan last year.
At the same time, the White house denies the fact of such negotiations. In particular, the assistant to the President for national security Robert O’brien stressed that the above allegations have not been confirmed by the American intelligence community. And the trump has called the publication of the NYT on remuneration Taliban from Russia “the next surge”.
Russia also denied links with the Taliban.
But the speaker of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi demanded that the administration of President Donald trump to explain the situation with the us military in Afghanistan.
Earlier, the “FACTS” I wrote that with US in solidarity of their allies: on 19 June, the leaders of the member countries of the European Union extended economic sanctions against Russia. To this decision the heads of state came after a discussion in a video conference state of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.