Last week the commander of American forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson once again accused Russia of trying to interfere with US actions in Afghanistan and the financial and military support the Afghan Taliban.
In response, the Russian Embassy issued a statement calling the comments of Nicholson a «vile gossip».
«We once again insist that such statements have no basis, and urge officials not to talk nonsense» — quoted by Russia’s response Reuters.
Nicholson and other American high-ranking military officers in the past had made similar accusations against the Kremlin.
For the first time these accusations were made in March 2017, when General Curtis Scaparotti, the Supreme commander of the United armed forces of NATO in Europe and commander of European command of US armed forces, said he does not exclude the possibility that Russia is arming the terrorist group, the Taliban, operating in Afghanistan.
Official representatives of the Afghan authorities also have voiced such accusations.
In turn, the Russian foreign Ministry has repeatedly denied that Moscow is supplying weapons to Afghan insurgents.