the US President Donald trump said that media reports about how Russia allegedly offered the Taliban (banned in Russia) to kill Americans in Afghanistan, for a fee, are fake news. The head of the States wrote on his Twitter page.
trump believes that the history of the Russian remuneration concocted in order to hurt him and the Republican party. According to the American President, the secret source of the information does not exist, as the story itself. Donald trump called The New York Times to reveal where they got the information, otherwise the whole situation can be regarded as a hoax.
Earlier, the American newspaper published an article which stated that military intelligence of Russia allegedly offered a reward to the Taliban for attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Donald Trump, reports The New York Times, reported on the events, but he has not decided how to respond. The American President has denied this information.
Russian diplomats after the publication of the article began to receive threats. The white house, in turn, called material The New York Times “sloppy”. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman noted that DoD lacks data that would confirm the information described in the newspaper article.