US President Donald Trump revealed the reason for the collapse of the USSR in a conversation with journalists.
According to the American leader, the Soviet Union was allegedly destroyed by the unsuccessful war in Afghanistan. So, the Soviet authorities lost a huge amount of money and human lives in it.
вЂњIf you think about Russia, you will understand that it became Russia and ceased to be the USSR precisely because of Afghanistan,вЂќ Trump said.
For this reason, he expressed doubts that Russia could cooperate with the terrorist movement вЂњTalibanвЂќ and transfer money for attacks on the US military.
Earlier, Trump said that he did not speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Moscow's alleged collusion with the Taliban. Trump stressed that he spoke with the Russian leader on other topics, and noted that information about the Russian side's cooperation with the Taliban вЂњmany call fake news.вЂќ
The New York Times on June 26, citing intelligence agencies, reported that Russian military intelligence secretly offered to pay for the murder of American soldiers in Afghanistan. Thus, Moscow allegedly wanted to disrupt peace talks with terrorists.
In Russia, the charges were called baseless. The accuracy of the information was difficult to confirm and various American structures: not all the American intelligence community believes the evidence is sufficiently convincing.
The Afghan war (1979-1989) was a military conflict in the territory of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA). The conflict took place between the government forces of Afghanistan and the armed formations of the Afghan Mujahideen.