Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he held an impromptu meeting at Ireland’s Shannon airport with his Sudanese counterpart Abdel Fatah al-Burhan, with whom he discussed Russian paramilitary formations, Reuters reported.
“We discussed common security challenges, in particular the activities of Russian-funded illegal armed groups,” Zelensky wrote in Telegram.
He thanked civil war-ravaged Sudan for its support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
The Russian private military company Wagner has been operating in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
Western diplomats and media say the group is also active in Sudan, although Wagner itself denies this.