DoD has no data that would confirm allegations of collusion of Russia and the militants of the extremist movement “Taliban” (banned in Russia) for murder of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Reacted Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman on relevant data, reports “Interfax”.
He noted that the Pentagon continues to assess the intelligence information that Russian GRU officers were involved in hostile activities against U.S. forces and the coalition in Afghanistan.
While Hoffman said that Washington is seriously relevant to the safety of its forces around the world and is taking measures to “prevent the damage from potential threats.”
On 26 June, the newspaper The New York Times, citing US intelligence agencies reported that the Russian military intelligence allegedly secretly offered to pay for the murder of American soldiers. Thus, Moscow wanted to disrupt the peace negotiations, the U.S. and the Taliban, says the publication. American President Donald trump said that he was not informed “about the so-called Russian attacks on our troops in Afghanistan.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov considered absurd accusations against Moscow.
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