Russia Plans Red Sea Naval Base in Sudan

A repair and replenishment base of the kind that existed in Syria before 2015

Russia plans to build a naval base in Sudan, according to a bilateral draft agreement between the two nations.

The agreement would allow Russia to establish a naval logistics base in Sudan for the repair and supply of warships as well as provide rest to sailors, according to the document published on November 11 on a Russian government website after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved it.

A naval base in Sudan would expand Russian influence in northeast Africa along vital shipping routes in the Red Sea and Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

The draft agreement says that up to 300 crew and four warships may stay at the naval logistics base, including ships with nuclear-propulsion systems. [But wouldn’t be permanently stationed there.]

Russia has economic and geopolitical interests in Sudan, a country rich in oil and other minerals.

Sudan is also one of the top importers of Russian arms in Africa.

The agreement states that Russia is willing to deliver weapons and military hardware to Sudan for free in order maintain the air defense of the Sudanese naval base at Port Sudan, where the Russian naval facility would be built.

Sudan’s economic crisis deepened following the 2019 ouster of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir in a coup that left the country in the hands of a joint civilian-military transitional government that is seeking to end the country’s international isolation.

Bashir first asked Russia to build a base along the Red Sea in 2017, due in part to concerns about the United States.

Last month, the United States announced plans to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as part of a diplomatic opening between Khartoum and Washington following Bashir’s ouster.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are also major players in Sudan, providing much-needed financial aid to the new government.

Source: Radio Free Europe

11 Comments
  1. Hist 83 says

    Don’t trust new government, US pressure will be applied.

  2. didactic1 says

    Istaelis will operate out of there too. China target.

  3. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

    I wish they would sail into the Gulf of Mexico, occasionally. Some of us down here might have a means of escape from bat shit crazy America, at some point.

    1. didactic1 says

      “that’s not fair wah wah” Wash Post

  4. cechas vodobenikov says

    amerikan empire near collapse

    1. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

      We can only hope.

      1. Le Ruse says

        It’s not hope Jimmy.. It’s coming soon.. Wait until SCOTUS declare Trump winner & the start of the today so called antifa/blm hunter, become hunted ?? Colour Revolution ?? Yupp it will be Red colour… Blood is red ….

        1. didactic1 says

          Hope is fragile. In Trumps case the millions he alienated squashed hope.

          1. Le Ruse says

            & Joe Dementia & Kamala Blowjob will fix it for you ??

            1. didactic1 says

              Politics solves nothing. Solution is a desperate effort to control being.

            2. Le Ruse says

              Solution ! “No taxation without representation” is a political slogan that originated in the American Revolution,
              Today it should be, “No representation without taxation”
              Only taxpayer should have the vote …

              You buy your right to vote, with your tax $ !

              IMO this would solve maybe 75% of our problems ?

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