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The Taliban responded to the accusations of the American media in "cahoots" with Russia

. The official representative of movement "Taliban" Suhail Shaheen in an interview with RT called unfounded reports of payments of Russia to the rewards for killing American soldiers.

Earlier, the New York Times published an article alleging that a Russian military intelligence allegedly encouraged the Taliban for money attacks on troops of the international coalition in Afghanistan.

"These "Russian reward" — not true. It was a baseless accusation. We don't fight for someone's money. Our people own ideology for which they fight and sacrifice," said Shaheen.

Shaheen called the American media false information. In his opinion, these articles are concerned with internal American politics, but also with the desire of certain forces in Washington to undermine implementation of the peace agreement signed between the US and Taliban in Doha in February this year.

After the material publication of the New York Times the Russian Embassy in Washington said that because of this false article appeared in social networks appeals "to settle scores with the Russians." Information about the threats, the diplomats handed over to US law enforcement agencies and the state Department.

The foreign Ministry called the article a fake, and foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has linked the charges with the internal political struggle before the elections in the United States.

Russia's Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov noted that no evidence on the merits, journalists are not presented, and that Moscow does not want the victory of terrorism in Afghanistan.

A similar view was expressed in the White house. Donald trump called the article "paid". He believes that the story of Russia's collusion with the Taliban made it up to hurt him personally and of the Republican party. In addition, trump's adviser for national security Robert O'brien said that us intelligence agencies cannot confirm these accusations against Moscow.