Moscow and Hartum agreed to create military base in Port Sudan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a visit to Sudan, agreed to create a military base on the Red Sea.

Associated Press sources report that all fears about the agreement were eliminated.

The contract provides for the placement of 300 Russian sailors and up to four ships in Port Sudan, including atomic engines.

The agreement is concluded for 25 years with the possibility of extending at 10.

Russia will receive a port with a quick access to the Indian ocean. In exchange, Moscow will supply Sudan with weapons.

Sudan is one of the few countries that recognized the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

The fact that Moscow and Khartum signed an agreement on the creation of a material and technical support point on the Red Sea on the Sudanese coast of the Navy became known in December 2020.

According to the United States, Russian mercenaries from the Wagner PMC are engaged in the operation of natural resources in Sudan and other African countries to finance the war with Ukraine. Moscow rejects these accusations.