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6/29/2020, 1:06 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia calls claims of bounty for Taliban 'lies'

Claims that Russia offered the Taliban in Afghanistan "bounty" for killing American soldiers are "lies," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

"Once again, we can only express regret that once largest, reputable and high-quality world media outlets have been increasingly more often publishing elaborate hoaxes in the last few years, which definitely does not bode well with keeping up with their reputation and prestige," Peskov said commenting on New York Times' report that said Russia was paying the Taliban to kill US troops.

Peskov added that President Donald Trump's statement on the matter is the only relevant source "if intelligence services continue to be accountable" to him.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / VP