Sudan: Russian flag flies at half-mast in Khartoum following death of ambassador

The Russian flag was lowered at half-mast at the Russian embassy in Khartoum, Thursday, after Russian Foreign Ministry had confirmed the death of Russia's ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky. The body of Shirinsky was allegedly discovered at his home in the Sudanese capital by employees of the embassy on Wednesday afternoon, around 18:00 local time (13:00 GMT). The 62-year-old diplomat... Еще allegedly passed away after suffering from what are believed to be symptoms of a heart seizure. Emergency services rushed to the scene but were unable to save Shirinsky's life. Shirinsky started diplomatic service in 1977, serving at the Russian embassy in Yemen as minister-counsellor in the 1990's and later as consul general to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Between 2006 and 2013 he was ambassador to Rwanda. He was relocated to Sudan in December 2013.

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