Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead at Khartoum home

Published 23.08.2017 23:05
Updated 24.08.2017 00:06

Russia's ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

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"The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence," the ministry said.

The ministry did not provide a cause of death, but Shirinskiy was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, a spokesman for the police told Reuters.

Sudan's foreign ministry expressed its condolences to Russia in a statement, hailing Shirinskiy's diplomatic efforts.

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