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Russia Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea

Russia views its naval facility as a mechanism to expand its power projection on the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia bypassed the country’s civilian leadership in setting up the naval base agreement as it views the military council led by Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan as the guardian of Sudan’s stability. (Photo: TASS)

BY SAMUEL RAMANI | WPR

Following Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin’s approval last month of a new naval base to be built on Sudan’s Red Sea coast, official Kremlin statements have billed the facility as a logistics center that will be defensive in nature—for principal use as a resupply station for Russian warships. Continue reading Russia Naval Base in Sudan Opens a Long-Sought Gateway to the Red Sea