Radio Free Europe | Russia Confirms ‘Private Security Companies’ Operating Amid Unrest In Sudan

The Russian Foreign Ministry says private Russian companies are training the army in Sudan, confirming their presence in the African country being shaken by mass street demonstrations by opposition forces.

Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on January 23 said that “according to our information, representatives of Russian private security companies, who have nothing to do with Russian state bodies, are operating in Sudan.”

Zakharova’s comments followed a story in the British press alleged that Russian mercenaries were helping Sudanese authorities crack down on the protests.

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