According to the newspaper, US authorities intercepted data on money transfers from accounts controlled by Russian intelligence to bank accounts associated with the Taliban. Transfers confirmed by militants during interrogations, NYT writes
Фото: Omar Sobhani / Reuters
The US authorities intercepted data on money transfers from accounts controlled by Russian intelligence to bank accounts associated with members of the Taliban movement (the organization is banned in Russia). It is reported by The New York Times (NYT) with reference to three sources.
This information, the newspaper writes, the US authorities regarded as evidence that Russia secretly offered a reward for the killing of the military of the international coalition in Afghanistan, including American troops.
The newspaper writes that the intercepted transfer information reinforces the information obtained during the interrogation of militants detained in Afghanistan. American analysts came to the conclusion that these transfers were carried out as part of the remuneration of which they spoke.
Intelligence agencies have also identified the identities of people from a group related to bank transfers from Russia, including a man who allegedly assisted in the distribution of funds and who is now believed to be in Russia. NYT writes that information about the interception of data on bank transfers undermines the claims of White House officials who said that intelligence did not dare to report on “conspiracy” of Russia with the Taliban to US President Donald Trump. Disclosure of information about money transfers, the newspaper adds, will help to resolve the differences between the American intelligence services.
WSJ learned about the disagreements of the CIA and the NSA on the “conspiracy” of Russians with the Taliban