CENTCOM Commander Confirms No Proof to Allegations That Russia Paid Taliban To Kill U.S. Troops
July 8, 2020 (EIRNS)—The U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said there was no confirmation of the allegations that Russia was paying the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. McKenzie was quoted by BBC and AP that American intelligence assessments did not support these allegations published in the New York Times and elsewhere. “The intel case wasn’t proved to me. It wasn’t proved enough that I’d take it to a court of law, and you know that’s often true in battlefield intelligence,” he said, according to the reports. “You see a lot of indicators, many of them are troubling, many of them you act on, but in this case there just there wasn’t enough there,” McKenzie said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov characterized the New York Times’ originated story as “100% bullshit,” reported RT.