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False US reports about Russia in Afghanistan led to threats against diplomats

TASS – According to Russian diplomats, the paper has been inventing false stories in the absence of real reasons to blame Russia

False information about Russia and Afghanistan, published by the US media, has already led to direct threats against Russian diplomats, the Russian Embassy in Washington said on Saturday.

“Baseless and anonymous accusations [published by nytimes] of Moscow as mastermind behind killing of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have already led to direct threats to the life of employees of the Russian Embassies in Washington D.C. and London,” the embassy said in a Twitter post.

New York Times reported on Friday that an unidentified unit of Russian military intelligence allegedly incited militants of the Taliban movemen (outlawed in Russia) to attack servicemen of the international coalition in Afghanistan.

According to Russian diplomats, the paper has been inventing false stories in the absence of real reasons to blame Russia. Moreover, the embassy said the authors of the article “obviously lack information on cooperation between Russia and US on the Afghan peace process, on Syrian, North Korean, Venezuelan, Iranian agendas.”

“We demand the relevant US authorities take effective measures to ensure the fulfillment of their international obligations under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961,” the embassy said.

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