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Sudan's military leaders well received in Moscow amid growing international isolation

As the world's attention shifts to Russia’s escalation against Ukraine, a delegation of high-level Sudanese officials headed by the deputy leader of the country’s military-led ruling council held talks in Moscow.
Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

The deputy head of Sudan's ruling council, Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, visited Moscow Feb. 23, as the political crisis in Sudan drags on after a coup orchestrated by the army toppled the civilian-led government.

Dagalo, also known as Hemedti, leads the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. He stands accused of widespread abuses in Sudan and was the main actor in the military coup carried out by army leaders Oct. 25, 2021, which drew broad international condemnation. Sudan has since fallen into a spiral of severe political and economic turmoil.

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