According to a press release from the White House, Hemedti’s eight-day visit with Putin happened to coincide with U.S. sanctions against Russia for Putin’s “threatening actions” and “unprovoked aggression” in Ukraine. This shows a connection between the Sudan War, the U.S., and Ukraine.
The seeds of Sudan’s civil war started with a coup on October 25, 2021. However, the timing of a February 23, 2022 visit to Moscow from the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling Sovereign Council, Rapid Support Forces (RSF) General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), shows there is much more at play than a localized coup.
Hemedti’s eight-day visit with Putin just happened to coincide with U.S. sanctions against Russia for Putin’s “threatening actions” and “unprovoked aggression” in Ukraine, according to a press release from the White House. The U.S. and other countries placed a first round of sanctions on Russia a day after Hemedti’s visit on February 24, 2022.
UncoverDC has reported on the plight of one American family’s efforts to bring their father home from Sudan. He is an American worker trapped in Khartoum and effectively abandoned by the U.S. government while all embassy personnel was efficiently evacuated. The French were the ones who evacuated him and others to Djibouti on Monday. All this as intensified fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is on its ninth day, with many Americans still trapped in Sudan and mounting local casualties.
The Sudanese ceasefire agreement is all but useless because clashes between the two forces continue to erupt daily. “At least 427 people have been killed nationwide, and more than 3,700 people are injured, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of April 21.” Last week, three World Food Programme workers were killed as a result of the conflict.
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Reuters has reported that Russia has launched a video campaign calling for “real men” to fight in Ukraine and is seeking to recruit up to 400,000 professional soldiers on a voluntary basis.