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Pompeo has threatened Russia a "great price" because of the rumors of a "deal" with the Taliban

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has threatened Russia with a "huge price" if confirmed the reports that she was paying the Taliban for killing American soldiers in Afghanistan.

At the end of June, the New York Times published an article that, citing unnamed representatives of the American special services claimed that Russian military intelligence allegedly offered associated with the Taliban militants rewards for attacking American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence of publication not cited.

The Taliban told who was behind the reports of "collusion" with Russia

In the publications of "bribing" Russian Taliban is not a word of truth, it is part of a campaign launched by the opponents of the peace process in Afghanistan, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the official representative of the political office of radical movement "Taliban" Suhail Shaheen.

He said that "erroneous and unsubstantiated information has been transferred to Kabul the Department of homeland security some American and European journalists", to "sabotage the peace process".

Afghan authorities have freed more than four thousand Taliban prisoners

Second Vice-President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Sarwar Danish said the Afghan authorities released from prison already 4600 of 5 thousand Taliban prisoners, reported local TV channel 1 TV News.

Radical movement "the Taliban" in turn, intends to complete the process of release of prisoners and thereby to release 1002 Afghan prisoners until Thursday evening, freeing another 79 people, reported by TV channel a source close to the movement.

Representative: freed Afghan Taliban prisoners before Eid

The representative of polytopes the Taliban in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen said the Taliban will release remaining Afghan prisoners before Eid al-Adha, thus completing the release of thousands of prisoners.

"The Islamic Emirate... release the remaining prisoners of the Kabul administration to Eid al-Adha (Eid - ed), thus completing the release of thousands of prisoners," wrote Shaheen on Twitter.

Trump said, how would you react to Russia's collusion with the Taliban

The US President Donald trump said that "would be very angry" if the reports that Russia pay compensation for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan, turned out to be true.

"As I said, I, of course, read about it, and since I spoke about it. Colin Powell (former U.S. Secretary of state – ed.) says that's not true, but Colin Powell is not the same person I love. Colin Powell says that's not true, other people say that's not true, and if it were true, I'd be really pissed," said trump in the media.

Source: US special envoy will meet with President of Afghanistan

The US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul, where he plans to hold meetings with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Chairman of the Higher Council for national reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, told RIA Novosti source in the presidential Palace.

Earlier plans to visit Khalilzad, Afghanistan was announced by the U.S. Department of state.

Trump said that he had not discussed with Putin the issue of "collusion" between Russia and the Taliban

The US President Donald trump said that he never discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the topic of "remuneration", which was allegedly paid Russia the Afghan Taliban for attacks on American soldiers.

"We haven't discussed it," said trump in response to a question of the journalist of the portal Axios, and discussed whether the two leaders this question during a telephone conversation last week. Trump said it in an interview, a fragment of which was published by the portal.

The UN mission welcomed the truce in Afghanistan

The UN mission of assistance in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed the ceasefire between the Afghan authorities and the radical movement "Taliban".

Earlier, the representative of polytopes the Taliban in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen said the Taliban are ready to release all remaining Afghan prisoners until the evening of Eid al-Fitr and after the celebration to start the intra-Afghan talks if the prisoner exchange is completed. The feast of the sacrifice Eid al-Adha this year comes from the Muslims on July 31. For his part, the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani has ordered the army and security forces to observe a three-day truce and avoid any operations against the Taliban.

The Taliban announced a ceasefire for Eid al-Adha

. Radical movement "Taliban" declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan during Eid al-Fitr (Eid al-Adha), said in a statement the movement.

"To our countrymen is very calm and having a happy holiday, all the fighters of the "Islamic Emirate" is specified during the three days and nights of Eid al-Adha on its part not to conduct any operations against the enemy," - said in a statement the Taliban.

Tajikistan takes measures against the infiltration of militants from Afghanistan

Tajikistan is taking all necessary measures to prevent the infiltration of militants from Afghanistan, the border is controlled, said, answering the question of RIA Novosti, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, sirodjidin muhriddin.

"The situation on the Tajik-Afghan border remains tense, as on the adjacent side (Afghanistan) of the group of militants recent attacks on government positions of power structures of Afghanistan. But we take all necessary measures to prevent the infiltration of militants from Afghanistan to Tajikistan," he said.

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