US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke at a joint press conference with his Kenyan counterpart, Alfred Mutua, who visited the United States as part of his Washington visits.
Emphasizing that they are “deeply concerned” by the Wagner Group’s activities in conflict-ridden Sudan, Blinken said, “When (Wagner group) gets involved, it brings with it more destruction and death.” said.
Noting that the US does not want to see more of Wagner’s activities in Sudan, Blinken stated that many countries are also concerned about this issue.
Mutua added, “We want the country to be left to its own devices without interference from outside forces or other groups in the peace process in Sudan.” he said.
The claim that “Wagner supported”
It was claimed that the Wagner Group supported the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) in conflict with the army in Sudan.
HDK Commander Muhammed Hamdan Dagalu, regarding the HDK’s relationship with the Russian Wagner forces and the allegations that it received any outside support, “It is not true that we received any outside support. We did not ask for any outside support.” he said.
It is stated that Russian security company Wagner operates in Angola, Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
UN Humanitarian Coordination Office (OCHA) announced that at least 427 people have lost their lives and more than 3,700 people have been injured in the conflicts in Sudan so far.