The head of the defense committee of the British Parliament, Tobias Ellwood, said that he would seek discussion in the UN on the possible actions of Russian military intelligence in Afghanistan.
The reason for these statements was that the American media, citing sources in the White House, reported that officers of the General Directorate of the General Staff of Russia (GRU) made a deal with the Taliban, promising them a reward for every killed American soldier in Afghanistan.
Anonymous New York Times sources in the White House suggested that by agreeing on a deal with the Taliban, GRU officers may have wanted to avenge the Americans for one of the clashes in Syria in February 2018.
It’s about a battle near the city of Deir ez-Zor, during which the US military killed several hundred fighters fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to journalists, among them could be dozens of Russian citizens who ended up in Syria as part of the private military company Wagner.
Sources in the New York Times claim that at least one American died as a result of a Taliban deal with Russian intelligence.