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US Claims of Russia Supplying Taliban Aim to Justify Own Failures in Afghanistan

© Sputnik / Natalia Seliverstova / Go to the mediabankThe Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square in Moscow
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square in Moscow - Sputnik International
False US accusations of Moscow supplying the Taliban (terrorist organization banned in Russia) aim to justify Washington's failures in Afghanistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Friday.

Smoke rises following fighting between the Afghan National Army and Taliban insurgents in the Sangin district of Helmand province (File) - Sputnik International
Afghan Sangin District Center Repositioned as Taliban Advances - Pentagon
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Head of US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti reportedly accused Moscow of "perhaps" supplying the Taliban in committee hearings at the US Senate on Thursday.

Zamir Kabulov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Second Asian Department, labeled the accusations as "absolutely false."

"This does not even merit any reaction, since these statements are fabrications designed to justify the failure of the US military and politicians in the Afghan campaign, we cannot find any other explanation," Kabulov said.

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