Russia says "extremists" in Sudan must be subdued - RIA

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Moscow favoured a national dialogue about a transition period leading to new elections.
Thursday 06/06/2019
Burning tires set by protesters produce black smoke on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP)
Burning tires set by protesters produce black smoke on road 60, near Khartoum's army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP)

MOSCOW - Russia said on Thursday it opposed foreign intervention in Sudan and the authorities in Khartoum must subdue what it described as extremists, Russia's RIA news agency reported.

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted as saying that Moscow favoured a national dialogue about a transition period leading to new elections.

"Naturally, in order to do that, you need for order to be imposed, and you need to fight against extremists and provocateurs who don't want the stabilisation of the situation," RIA quoted Bogdanov as saying.

"That's the situation right now, but we are against any external intervention, the imposition of anything on the Sudanese," he was quoted as saying.

He did not identify which groups he considered to be extremists and provocateurs.

(Reuters)