The Russian Embassy in Washington called the fake New York Times article about the alleged financing of the Moscow militants in Afghanistan and demanded that the authorities of the United States an adequate reaction to the threats made to the diplomats because of false news, this is stated in the message of Embassy on Twitter.

Previously, the newspaper the New York Times, citing unnamed representatives of the us intelligence agencies have published an article that claimed that Russian military intelligence was allegedly offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence of publication not provided.

"Cease to create "fake" news that provoke threats to life" – asked the Embassy to the New York Times.

Diplomats have also urged the U.S. government to "take effective measures to uphold and implement their international obligations under the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961". As evidence, the Embassy attached a screenshots of the threats, which were posted to his employees one Twitter user after these publications.

Previously, Republicans in the U.S. Congress published a report which, among other things, accused Russia of sponsorship "Taliban" and called for tougher sanctions against Moscow.

The Russian Embassy in Afghanistan, has repeatedly denied reports of the help of Russia "Taliban," calling them "orchestrated "stuffing" designed to discredit the constructive attitude of Moscow to build a peaceful and stable Afghanistan."

The U.S. launched a military operation against "Taliban" in 2001. In Washington is explained by the fact that the Taliban harbored militant group "al Qaeda"* who perpetrated the September 11 attacks. The Taliban government was overthrown, came to power loyal to the United States policy, which "Taliban" began an armed confrontation.

In February in Qatar, the US and radical movement, "Taliban" signed the first for more than 18 years of war a peace agreement, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months (one of the key demands of the Taliban) and the beginning of an intra-Afghan dialogue after the transaction for the exchange of prisoners.