KHARTUM, 1 nov – The security of the embassies in Khartoum, including the Russian one, is ensured, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the military leader of Sudan, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of this country, said in an interview.
the first media outlet was able to speak with the military leader of Sudan after the recent events in the country related to the detention of officials and the dissolution of the government.
“There are competent authorities that are doing an excellent job with this, and I believe they are doing a good job of their duty,” al-Burhan said when asked whether the military would be able to guarantee the security of embassies, including the Russian embassy.
The Sudanese military at the beginning of last week detained Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and several other members of the government. The head of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced in a televised address to the nation the introduction of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the country’s government. On Tuesday, it became known that Hamdok and his wife returned to their capital residence.
April 2019 saw a military coup d’état in Sudan, sparked by popular protests amid a deep economic crisis and declining living standards. President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled for 30 years, was removed from power and later imprisoned.
In September 2021, the Sudanese authorities announced that they had prevented an attempted military coup in the country. According to a statement from the command of the armed forces, most of the participants in the coup attempt were detained, including 21 officers and a number of soldiers. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said at the time that the coup attempt indicated the need for reforms in the army and security agencies. The Sudanese authorities have named supporters of ex-President Omar al-Bashir as organizers of the rebellion.