US will not impose sanctions on Russia for collusion with Taliban and interference in elections – media

The US defense budget for fiscal 2021 does not provide for sanctions against the Russian Federation for the alleged payment to the Taliban for the murder of American soldiers in Afghanistan , as well as interference in the elections.

This is reported by the Russian edition of RBC with reference to its own source in the US Congress .

In particular, we are talking about an amendment proposed by a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Democrat Robert Menendez, who proposed to introduce personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and other top officials, if the Russian Federation’s collusion with the Taliban, about which earlier reported by the New York Times, will be proven.

The announcement published by Menendez’s press office following a vote on the Pentagon’s military budget for 2021 does not include this amendment, and Afghanistan is mentioned only once – in a proposal to “ensure congressional oversight of the United States’s negotiations with the Taliban and a comprehensive peace process in Afghanistan. “.

The second amendment, proposed by Senators Mark Rubio and Chris Van Hollen and suggesting sanctions for meddling in the US elections, also did not make it into the final version of the document, the newspaper writes.

If it was supported in the US defense budget for 2021 would include measures regulated by the draft law on curbing foreign intervention in US elections ( DETER Act): in particular, a ban on investment in the energy sector of the Russian Federation, as well as for the purchase of Russian government debt …

In addition, according to RBK, there will be no sanctions against Turkey for purchasing C-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from the Russians.

We will remind, at the end of June, the influential American newspaper The New York Times reported that Russian intelligence secretly offered Taliban militants money for the murder of the American military in Afghanistan.

According to journalists, the data was obtained during the interrogation of captured militants in Afghanistan and handed over to the US President in early 2020.

Following NY, sources for AP, The Times and The Washington Post confirmed this information. According to them, Russian spies have already paid a reward to the militants for the killings of American soldiers.

On July 23, the US Congress approved a national defense budget for the next fiscal year, which includes restrictive measures against Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream.

The document provides for the imposition of sanctions against foreign persons and companies that facilitate the lease, sale and provision of vessels engaged in the construction of gas pipelines.

(c) Detector Media


  • Pity the US won’t sanction Putin and Shoigu, now that would have stirred up a hornet’s nest.

    Liked by 4 people

  • Killing of American soldiers is not worth sanctions? Strange world we have

    Liked by 5 people

  • The Taliban don’t need a bounty to kill America soldiers in their land anymore than the Vietcong would have needed it to fight what they saw as an invading force.
    Why is it a surprise that it’s not everyone who welcomes gun totting Americans on their lands. The mujaheedin killed soviet troops who invaded their land. With the training and support of the Americans I might add. The simple truth is that Afghanistan is the quintessential quagmire for any invading force. Withdraw all American troops and leave them be. Then the won’t ne an issue of Russian bounties on American lives. Which is silly to begin with. Are they saying where is not for the alleged bounties, the Taliban would be welcoming the foreign troops with tea and biscuits ??


  • onlyfactsplease

    “…if the Russian Federation’s collusion with the Taliban, about which earlier reported by the New York Times, will be proven.”
    Thus, the proverbial fat lady in this case has not yet sung.

    Liked by 4 people

  • I look further,…………………

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  • We have relations with Taliban
    January 18, 2020 Latest News

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said a peace agreement was needed to facilitate Afghan talks afterwards. Mr Lavrov said Moscow has been very supportive of Afghan peace and still supports US-Taliban talks in Qatar.

    Lavrov says Russia is in touch with the Taliban and is trying to help the group reach peace with the United States: “We encourage the Taliban to negotiate and peace, to change the current position in the future.

    Russia has recently convened a series of joint meetings between the US, China and Pakistan to organize interlocutory deals on Afghan peace, and now wants to include Iran in the series.

    The US arrival to Afghanistan was supported by Russia, and even when former US President Obama wanted to withdraw his troops from Afghanistan in 2014 , Russia was considered the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan will be dangerous.

    But with the rise of the ISIS in Afghanistan, Russia has started criticizing the presence of US forces in Afghanistan.

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  • Russia is supporting and even supplying arms to the Taliban, the head of US forces in Afghanistan has told the BBC.

    In an exclusive interview, Gen John Nicholson said he’d seen “destabilising activity by the Russians.”

    He said Russian weapons were smuggled across the Tajik border to the Taliban, but could not say in what quantity. Russia has denied such US allegations in the past, citing a lack of evidence.

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  • What Russia is doing , has been done by US for ages in Middle East. No need to see US very clean on such matters


  • US did not invade physically but have completely controlled like South Korea , Saudi, Israel. If US and Iran have bad relationship, telling other nations not to buy oil from Iran is invasion only !


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