Russia Signs Agreement to Open Naval Logistics Base in Sudan

Russia and Sudan have signed an agreement to establish a Russian naval logistics base in Port Sudan located on the Red Sea for “maintaining peace and stability in the region.”

Russia and Sudan have signed an agreement to establish a Russian naval logistics base in Port Sudan located on the Red Sea for “maintaining peace and stability in the region.”

According to the agreement, the base is “defensive and is not aimed against other countries” and it is where “repairs and resupply operations” can take place as Russia will have the right to transport essential “weapons, ammunition, and equipment” for the base to function.

Published on the legal information web portal of the Russian government on Dec. 8, the agreement allows the Russian Navy to keep a maximum of four warships at the base, including “naval ships with the nuclear propulsion unit on condition of observing nuclear and environmental safety norms.”

The agreement also states that a maximum of 300 military and civilian personnel will man the base, but it may increase upon agreement.

The agreement lasts for 25 years and may automatically be extended for 10-year periods if neither country objects.


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