In the USA suggested that sanctions against Putin because of "collusion" with the Taliban

Democratic Senator USA Bob Menendez has introduced amendments to the defense budget, which provide for sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian authorities for alleged "collusion" with the Taliban.

As follows from the proposals of the Senator, the sanctions should be imposed if the Director of national intelligence confirms that the Russian government paid compensation to militants grouping "the Taliban" for attacking us soldiers in Afghanistan. This must be done no later than 15 days after receipt of such information.

A set of standard sanctions - freezing of assets and ban on entry into the country, as well as a ban on cooperation with the defense and intelligence sector, and which are not, because these sectors have long been under various us sanctions.

Menendez also decided not to limit the General reference to the fact that sanctions should be imposed against Russian officials and their representatives that are associated with the Taliban. He emphasized that restrictions should be imposed on Putin and the "main intelligence Directorate" of the defense Ministry, which in the US is believed responsible for a series of crimes, including interference in the elections and poisoning Skrobala.

The New York Times earlier, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation allegedly 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. Then in the new article, the publication, citing three sources, reported 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.

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.

Adviser to trump national security Robert O'brien had previously stated 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.