The Sudanese government denied reports about the presence of Russian paramilitary Wagner Group in Sudan.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry termed accusations by the ambassadors of the US, Britain and Norway on the Wagner’s activities in Sudan as “a blatant interference in Sudan’s domestic affairs.”
On March 21, the Troika for Sudan – the US, Britain and Norway – said the Wagner Group was engaged in illicit activities that undermine the rule of law in Sudan.
“In Sudan, the Wagner Group, a Private Military Company closely linked to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, spreads disinformation on social media and engages in illicit activities connected to gold mining,” the Troika said.
But the Sudanese ministry denied the claims, saying the three envoys are trying to drag Sudan into the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Russian private security companies such as Wagner, Patriot, Sewa Security Service and RSB are known to have a presence in Africa.