The US Congress adopted a bill that obliges all intelligence agencies to provide information concerning the funding of political parties and non-governmental organizations in former Soviet Republics by Russian Intelligence Agents. This bill was mentioned in the corresponding document of the US Congress, Kasparov.ru reported.
The document states that “Not later than 180 days after the bill enters into force, the Director of Intelligence will have to provide intelligence information concerning the funding of political parties and non-governmental organizations in former Soviet Republics and European countries by Russian intelligence agencies to a number of Congress Committees, starting from the 1st of January, 2016”.
All corresponding reports will have to include information about the organizations that were funded, their location, which Russian security service funded it, and what the ultimate purpose of the funding was. Congress mentioned several possible explanations, including an attempt to undermine the political morals of a country, an attempt to sabotage the pro-US and pro-NATO factions within a government, and the intent to disrupt energy projects that could potentially threaten the country’s reliance on Russian oil and gas.
As the BBC reported, the Director of Intelligence is required to provide a separate report to Congress within the same time frame. This report should include a list of anyone who was killed by Russian Security Services or its agents since the 1st of January, 2000, including Russian politicians, businessmen, dissidents, journalists, current and former officials, foreign heads of state, foreign journalists, and members of NGOs.
US Intelligence will now have to provide Congress with information about the country where the assassination took place, as well as where and how the murder of each of these people was committed. The corresponding document was adopted by 364 votes in favor and 58 against. Some in the media have speculated that Ukraine could potentially be the first among Post-Soviet countries where the infiltration of Russian agents into the political elite and public organizations will be revealed