RIA Novosti. US intelligence , accusing Russia of conspiring with the Taliban, is implicated in drug trafficking, said Presidential Special Representative for Afghanistan , director of the second department of Asia, Foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov on the television channel Russia
Earlier, the newspaper The New York Times, citing anonymous representatives of American intelligence, wrote that Russian military intelligence offered rewards to Taliban-related militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence was provided.
The Foreign Ministry called the publication fake.
US President Donald Trump found the article “ordering.”
The White House, the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence said no evidence was published and Trump was not informed.
The Russian embassy in the United States demanded that Washington adequately respond to the threats that began to arrive at the diplomats.