US finds Russia poisoned Navalny, joins EU in sanctions
Senator Menendez proposed to introduce new sanctions against the Russian authorities
The legislator proposes to add amendments to the bill on defense spending, providing for sanctions against Vladimir Putin and his entourage
Senator Bob Menendez, the most senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has proposed holding Russia accountable for alleged payments to the Taliban for killing American troops in Afghanistan. This is stated in a statement published on Wednesday by the press service of the Committee on Foreign Relations..
Menendez demanded that the Trump administration impose financial sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and other senior Russian officials who the senator said were involved in the operation. Menendez Wants To Include New Sanctions Clause In Annual Defense Spending Act (NDAA) Discussed This Week In The Senate.
In addition to freezing financial assets and banning visas for Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu and other high-ranking Russian officials, the senator also proposed introducing banking restrictions on Russian defense enterprises and expanding sanctions against oligarchs close to Putin..
“As details of this heinous Russian campaign continue to emerge, Donald Trump has proven once again that he is incapable of protecting our troops and our country. Congress must once again defend our people and our institutions from Kremlin aggression. The NDAA discussion cannot move forward without considering this amendment, ”Menendez said..
Bob Menendez became the first lawmaker to propose action on alleged payments that Russia, according to the New York Times, was offering the Taliban for attacks on US and coalition forces in Afghanistan..
On Wednesday afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that money to support the Taliban has flowed into Afghanistan since the US sent troops to that country two decades ago. According to Pompeo, the United States leadership receives daily information about the threats and dangers to which the US military is exposed in various parts of the world. The secretary also noted that reports of alleged rewards of the Taliban by Russia have caused outrage from the Russian side..
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