1 Aug 2023 20:51

Russian Foreign Ministry announces evacuation of Russians from Sudan

MOSCOW. Aug 1 (Interfax) - The Russian Embassy to Sudan, which relocated from Khartoum, has evacuated some of its staff from Port Sudan on a special aircraft belonging to the Russian Defense Ministry, and they have now landed at an airfield just outside Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"Due to high security risks amid the ongoing clashes in Sudan, some of the staff of the Russian Embassy have been transferred from Khartoum, and Russian citizens and their families who requested assistance with repatriation have also been evacuated from Port Sudan," the ministry's website stated.

"On the morning of August 1 the evacuees arrived at Chkalovsky Aerodrome near Moscow on a special flight of the Russian Defense Ministry's Military Transport Aviation," it said.

The evacuation was assisted by a support group from the Russian Foreign Ministry, it added.

"The Russian Embassy in Port Sudan continues to operate normally," the statement said.