The NYT has published a new article about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban
The New York Times, citing sources published another article in a series of materials about the alleged Russian financial inducements to militants associated with the grouping of the Taliban, for the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan - previous material in this edition though has been refuted officially by the US authorities has already lead to threats against Russian diplomats, and his publications have begun to refer to the congressmen.
In a new article, the publication, citing three sources reports that us officials intercepted electronic data on financial transfers from the Bank account, which allegedly controlled by the Russian military intelligence, to the account associated with the Taliban. This fact, as stated by the NYT, has become one of the evidence if had taken the place of Russian proposals on remuneration to the fighters in Afghanistan for the murder of the US military.
According to the newspaper, "the experts came to this conclusion based on other intelligence that the translations were most likely part of the remuneration, which was described by detainees during interrogation".
According to the newspaper, also managed to establish the names of many Afghans who are associated with this operation, including "the man who probably served as intermediary for distribution of funds, and which, probably, is in Russia".
The New York Times also argues, citing Afghan officials in the last six months in Afghanistan, was detained several businessmen, which are suspect in that they fall within the scope of intermediaries between Russian intelligence officers and militants associated with the Taliban. The NYT, citing a local source claims that in the house of one of the detainees was discovered a large sum of money - half a million dollars.
Previously, the newspaper, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation has offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan, and that US President Donald trump reported. Evidence was provided.
The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded from the authorities an adequate response to the threats, which were delivered to the diplomats because of the news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian foreign Ministry called the media reports a fake. Trump, in turn, called the article "paid" and reported that American intelligence did not consider information the New York Times credible.
Advisor to the us President for national security Robert O'brien earlier on Tuesday said that the allegations "a conspiracy of the Russian Federation with the Taliban", published in the press, not confirmed by US intelligence. A Pentagon spokesman also stated that his office has no evidence of "collusion".
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of the New York Times about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban, said that these allegations are false. On the question of journalists, discussed if trump somehow this theme with Vladimir Putin in the course of this year, Sands said.