“We have stated that if there are any hints that this information may at least partially have any confirmation, then we are waiting for the relevant materials in any form. Naturally, we got nothing, ”summed up Zakharova.
At the end of June, The New York Times and The Wasington Post reported, citing anonymous sources, that Russian intelligence allegedly entered into a conspiracy with Taliban-related militants and offered them money for the killing of US troops in Afghanistan.
NYT called “mediator between Russian agents and the Taliban”
Publications claimed that this information was obtained by U.S. intelligence during interrogations of captured militants in recent months. How many soldiers supposedly died and when this happened, the publication did not specify.
The Taliban denied this information. US President Donald Trump called the NYT article custom-made, recalling that the newspaper had already published ducks about his conspiracy with Russia during the 2016 election campaign.
In the Kremlin, publications were called absurd and “bullshit.” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the U.S. Department of Defense has no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Taliban. Representatives of the US Democratic Party, including Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, demanded the immediate imposition of sanctions against Russia for “communication” with the militants.