The Taliban Denied Reports Of A Reward From Russia For Attacks On US Soldiers
The Afghan Taliban have denied reports that they allegedly received any remuneration from Russia for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan.
"We are not anyone's mercenaries. We can neither imagine nor think to act like this. We are fighting for the establishment of an Islamic government in Afghanistan," a representative of the Afghan Taliban in Doha (Qatar) told the Middle East news resource The Media Line) Suhail Shaheen.
In late June, The New York Times published an article citing unnamed American officials that Russian military intelligence allegedly offered the Taliban rewards for attacks on American troops in Afghanistan. According to the publication, this happened amid negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the Afghan conflict.
The authors of the article claimed that trump was reported on these intelligence findings in March 2020, but, as stated in the material, He has not yet decided how to respond. Similar information was published by the Washington Post. According to her, as a result of the conspiracy, several American servicemen were killed.
On June 28, Trump tweeted: "No one provided information or told me, or Vice President (Mike - if) Pence or chief of staff Mark Meadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by the Russians, as reported by this fake media outlet, the New York Times, with reference to "anonymous sources."
Reports of alleged payment by Russia to the Taliban for attacks on the US military in Afghanistan also denied the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov. "These claims are false," Peskov told reporters on June 29.