“No one, not the Vice President or Chief of Staff, has informed me of the Russian attack on Afghan soldiers,” Trump said in a tweet.
“This is fake news, the New York Times has to open the sources, the sources mean nothing, so the sources will never know,” said Trump.
It should be noted that Russia and the Taliban have previously rejected a report in the American newspaper.
The Russian embassy in Washington condemned the allegations in the report and called them “baseless and rude”.
On the other hand, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also denied a New York Times report, saying “the Taliban have no such relationship with any intelligence agency and the US newspaper’s report is an attempt to deceive the Taliban.”
In this episode, press secretary Kelly McKinney said the New York Times mistakenly told the U.S. president that he was aware of the issue.
Joe Biden, the presidential candidate against Donald Trump: “If this report is true, it is a very sad expression of Russia’s defense and support for the command and the failure of the US military in Afghanistan.” “
“But Barack Obama removed Russia from the Group of Eight because Ukraine unilaterally brought Crimea under its control, which drew strong criticism,” he said.
It should be noted that after 20 years of war, the United States is considering ways to achieve peace in Afghanistan, with the US government and militant groups occupying different parts of the country.
The United States and the Taliban reached an agreement on February 29 this year to withdraw US troops.