The fabricated accusation surfaced earlier. In April, US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) head General John Nicholson Jr lied, claiming “(w)e continue to get reports of” Russia supplying Taliban fighters with weapons.
“We support anyone who wants to help us advance the reconciliation process, but anyone who arms belligerents who perpetuate attacks like the one we saw two days ago in Mazar-i-Sharif is not the best way forward to a peaceful reconciliation.”
An anonymous senior US military official repeated the phony accusation, saying “the Russians have increased their supply of equipment and small arms to the Taliban over the past 18 months…including medium and heavy machine guns…under the guise (of) fight(ing) ISIS…”
At the time, Sergey Lavrov called US accusations a smokescreen, aimed at diverting attention from “regime change” rhetoric on Syria, debunking statements as “unprofessional and groundless,” adding:
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