His statement is published on the website of the US Department of Defense.

“To date, the Ministry of Defense has no supporting evidence to validate recent allegations made publicly available,” the press release said.

At the same time, the Pentagon said that they continue to conduct intelligence assessments and are serious about ensuring the safety of US troops.

Earlier, a spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, called "nonsense" reports of alleged Russian involvement in Taliban attacks on the US military in Afghanistan.

US President Donald Trump, in turn, called the article in The New York Times “bespoke.”

The Taliban spokesman also said the movement “strongly rejects” the newspaper’s allegation.

The New York Times, citing sources, published an article alleging that Russian military intelligence allegedly offered rewards to Taliban-related militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan.

* “Taliban” - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of February 14, 2003.