US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, demanded from Moscow “not to pay remuneration to the“ Talliban ”group * (banned in the Russian Federation) for the murders of the US military. Writes about this The New York Times.
The authors of the article claim that the telephone conversation between the American and Russian sides took place on July 13. The source noted that the head of the State Department “made it clear” to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation that there is a “red line”, that the United States strongly opposes this program.
According to the source, Pompeo “was furious” when the US intelligence services informed him “about payments for the heads of American troops.”
* Organization banned in Russia