Russian citizens did not apply to the Russian Embassy in Sudan for help. Head of the consular department of the diplomatic mission Georgy Hambardzumyan stated this.
According to him, all possible measures have been taken to ensure the security of the embassy and the interests of Russian citizens in the East African republic, RIA Novosti reports.
The situation around the Russian embassy is now calm, but during the day there are problems with telephone communications and the Internet, which are blocked, the diplomat added.
Earlier on Monday, Sudan’s transitional Sovereign Council declared a state of emergency and announced the dissolution of the country’s council and government.
The military took away Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, who refused to support the coup and called on citizens to take to the streets. He was placed under house arrest.
In addition, several government ministers, the governor of the capital of the republic of Khartoum and other high-ranking officials were arrested. The army blocked all entrances to this city and blocked bridges.