This was determined months ago.
Courtesy of NYT:
American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to officials briefed on the matter.
The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year.
Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, are believed to have collected some bounty money, the officials said. Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but it was not clear which killings were under suspicion.
The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses, but the White House has yet to authorize any step, the officials said.
So just to put this into perspective Trump’s favorite dictator was offering a cash reward for American scalps, and our fearless leader not only has done nothing to stop it, though he has known about it for months, but has been trying to get Russia invited to the G7 conferences.
It was only last year that Trump was talking about going to war with Iran over their potential nuclear program while at the same time fighting against sanctions on Russia in response to their invasion of Ukraine and interference in our election.
And now that we know they have paid to have American military members assassinated what will Trump do?
Offer to buy Vladimir Putin a pony?