The Taliban has denied publishing the NYT about relations with Russia
Radical movement "Taliban" has denied allegations that it had allegedly received funds from the military intelligence of the Russian Federation to carry out attacks in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
Previously, the newspaper the New York Times, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation allegedly offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence was provided. The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded from the authorities an adequate response to the threats made to the diplomats because of false news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian foreign Ministry called the media reports a fake.
"Previously, some Western media have published reports alleging that soldiers of the Islamic Emirate has received payment from Russia for the killing of American troops and other rumors of this kind. We strongly reject this assertion. Lasting for 19 years, Jihad...does not required any intelligence agencies or foreign States, the Emirate does not need anyone to define your goals," reads the statement of the official representative of the movement, zabihullah Mujahid.
The Taliban also indicated that peace in the country will lead the implementation of the agreement concluded with the United States.
At the end of February at a ceremony in Qatar, the US and the Afghan militant group Taliban signed their first for more than 18 years of war a peace agreement, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an intra-Afghan dialogue in March after a transaction for the exchange of prisoners.