According to The Washington Post, we are talking about amounts in the billions of dollars.

On August 15, the U.S. administration froze the state reserves of the Afghan government in American banks so that representatives of the radical Taliban movement could not access them. This was reported on Tuesday by The Washington Post, citing sources.

According to the publication, we are talking about the amounts of billions of dollars. According to this information, the decision was made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; the U.S. State Department also participated in the discussion of this step. “The assets of the central bank of the Afghan government in the United States will not be provided to the Taliban,” the publication quotes the words of a representative of the American administration.

According to the International Monetary Fund, the gross reserves of the Central Bank of Afghanistan at the end of April amounted to $9.4 billion.