US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had never been given any information that said Russia was killing American soldiers through the Taliban. On the other hand, Russia has also dismissed such allegations, Russia has called it the propaganda of American intelligence agencies.
The Russian embassy in the US has said that these claims will pose a threat to its diplomats. At the same time, the Taliban has also dismissed this charge and said that he had not done any such deal with the Russian intelligence agency.
The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal newspaper reported that the Russian military intelligence unit had paid for it last year. The same unit was accused of attempting to kill in Europe. Officials said 'The New York Times' had published the news on Saturday, claiming that US intelligence officials believed the Russian military intelligence unit was undercover in the midst of peace talks to end the long-running war Is offering a reward to the Taliban-linked militants for targeting coalition forces, including US troops, in Afghanistan. Several other media institutions, including The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and CNN, gave similar news and stated that Trump had been made aware of the entire matter.
Trump responded to the case and tweeted, "Nobody has informed me or informed Vice President Mike Pence or chief of Staff Mark Middows about the Russians' attack on our troops in Afghanistan, as in the fake. The news has been reported by the New York Times to unknown sources. He said, 'All are denying it and there have not been many attacks on us. Apart from Trump administration, no one has been so strict about Russia.
The New York Times quoted an unnamed official as saying that American intelligence agencies had discovered months earlier that a unit of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency had launched a covert attack on coalition forces to destabilize its opponents. Gave money
In 2019, 20 US soldiers died in Afghanistan, but the New York Times says that it is not clear yet which deaths are under doubt. Officials whose statements in the New York Times say that the White House National Security Council had considered how to respond to it and included measures such as increasing sanctions on Russia. Russia's GRU agency was accused in March 2018 of trying to kill Russia's double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia through a nerve agent in Salisbury, England.
However, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, "We used to try many years ago to kill or target someone and we used to do it with our resources." He said that the Taliban stopped attacks on US and NATO forces after February because it was then agreed to lift the ban and remove the forces.
Joe Biden, who is believed to be the presidential candidate on behalf of the Democratic Party, on Saturday targeted President Donald Trump, saying that if this news is true, then it includes the commander-in-chief Trump and in protecting American troops in Afghanistan There are 'shocking revelations' about his failure.
Biden said during a digital town hall, "If the Times news is true, it is a complete shocking revelation and I again say if President Trump, the Commander in Chief of the US Army already knew this and They did nothing. The White House reported that neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence was informed of this intelligence.
The former vice-president said, "Not only did he fail to ban Russia for this grave violation of international law, but Donald Trump continued his shameful campaign to bow to Vladimir Putin." He said that Americans who work in the army kill themselves. He said, "But he has never faced such a threat that his commander-in-chief has turned a blind eye to any foreign force that is rewarding him."I am very angry with this report. Biden promised that if he wins the election," Putin will be confronted and severe sanctions will be imposed on Russia".
Trump seems to be naive here and once again the 'Russian link' is haunting the Republican leader and current US president but If he knows anything and is not being able to refute or refuse to the news developments coming up then he is risking his own political life and blowing up his re-election chances.
Meanwhile, the Russian embassy has already called the New York Times as "fake news"
manufacturer. We have to see that Putin does not claim any accountability towards any conspiracy related accusations. As the US presidential elections advances we might see more Russia angle stories to read, hear and listen.