Connect with us

Latest

Breaking

News

BREAKING: Sudan authorities find Russian Ambassador dead

Russian Ambassador to Sudan found dead at residence.

Alex Christoforou

Published

on

5,488 Views

In February of 2017, The Duran reported on 4 dead Russian Diplomats in 3 months, following the tragic and sudden death of UN Envoy Vitaly Churkin.

Sudanese authorities have confirmed that a fifth Russian Ambassador has been found dead at his residence.

Via Sputnik News

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Sudan Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy was pronounced dead on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reports.

Before taking his post in Sudan, Shirinskiy served at the Russian embassies in Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Rwanda.

RT has also confirmed the tragic news via the Russian Foreign Ministry…

Russia’s envoy to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinsky, has died in the capital, Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday evening, confirming earlier reports that the diplomat was found dead.

Employees of the embassy discovered Shirinsky at his residence around 6pm local time, the press secretary of the Sudan mission, Sergey Konyashin, told RT.

The diplomat, who was 62 years old, appeared to have symptoms consistent with a serious heart seizure, Konyashin said, adding that doctors were immediately called to the scene, but were unable to save his life.

The diplomat’s body was taken to a morgue in a Khartoum hospital, the spokesman said, adding that procedures are now in place to arrange for its return to Russia.

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry has released an official statement, expressing condolences.

“We mourn the death of Ambassador Mirgayas Shirinsky, who made friendly and sincere efforts to develop privileged relations between the two countries and their people in various spheres,” the statement from the North African state says.

Shirinsky entered diplomatic service in 1977. In the early 1990s, he served as minister-counsellor at Russia’s embassy in Yemen, and was later appointed consul general to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. From 2006 to 2013, he served as ambassador to Rwanda in East Africa, and then, from December 2013, was Russia’s envoy to Sudan.

What do you think?

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
VeeNarian (Yerevan)
Guest
VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Do these follow the US navy crashes? 5 dead in one year is war. No wonder RF says there is no Cold War Two.
Heartfelt sympathy to all the family of Mirgayas Shirinsky.

mikhas
Guest
mikhas

Seems like CIA & Mossad are back bumping off Russian officials after a 5 mont long hiatus. 7 of them so far.

What will Russia’s “adequate and proportiounus” response bye?

Peter Hallam
Guest
Peter Hallam

That is a lot of Heart Attacks. Quite a lot… 🙁

The perpetrators are sick people. Who in their right mind attacks a diplomat. The world needs to cut off all ties with those responsible.

Woodshedding
Guest
Woodshedding

Yes, and imagine the unbearable sliminess of Netanyahu, meeting Putin all smiles on this very day in Sochi. Sudan, having vast oil reserves, is of course in the throes of being devastated by the banksters. This is part of that particular slice of the Khazarian Mafia’s war on humanity. An article in a Sudanese newspaper describes the progress Russia was making there, diplomatically, and the obvious interest the Sudanese have in teaming up with them and with China: http://www.sudanvisiondaily.com/index.php/opinion/columns/8726-moonlight-time-has-come-to-activate-strategic-relations-with-russia?start=360 This is sickening. It’s all sickening, always has been. My one hope is that it’s all part of the “darkest before… Read more »

AM Hants
Member
AM Hants

Didn’t Churkin collapse on the streets of New York, the week after they took out Little Kim’s half brother, by bio-assassination techniques?

Ironic the timing, the day that President Putin grants an audience with Netanyahu, Mossad and the NSC? The day before Mattis turns up for tea and sandwiches with Porkie? When Syria has won.

Remember General Wesley Clark and his statement that they were going to take out 7 nations in 5 years?

“seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

Peter Hallam
Guest
Peter Hallam

This is sick. This isn’t an accident. This is planned. What country in the world has had 5 ambassadors murdered within in a year. The people who did this are all one and the same. The people who did this are SCUM. They aren’t human. They are the worst of an inbred fanaticist cult consumed with illogical hate. The world needs to boycott the country that is responsible for this. The world has to. Or they will be next when it comes time to defend their own interests. I wonder what economic cooperation was planned with Sudan? Was Russia about… Read more »

lickeyleaks
Guest
lickeyleaks

BBC said he had suffered from high blood pressure, no wonder after working in Eygpt,Saudi,Yemen and Rwanda, enough to give anybody HBP..

Peter Hallam
Guest
Peter Hallam

Lots of people in the world have high blood pressure. And this is the BBC we are talking about… The same BBC that was told by British PM Cameron “You get funding from the Government; under a charter managed by the government. You work for the government.” And that is when they turned me off. I don’t believe anything the BBC say anymore. My father inlaw, some of my friends; and an old work colleague all live over there and have all said it is literally a wast of time watching it. You can not trust them.” So, I don’t… Read more »

lickeyleaks
Guest
lickeyleaks

Watching the TV news i agree,but reading web page things can be checked on other sites in seconds which i usually do if in doubt,on the other hand they do have some very good stuff like Culture,Travel,Health and Cooking,great comedy progs too,open all hours,fawlty towers ect,love the re-runs on youtube,,,

S.M. De Kuyper
Guest
S.M. De Kuyper

There must be far reaching, careful, slow inspections of everything related to the death of Mirgayas Shiriinsky. The Russia-phobia sickness enveloping the United States must be stopped forcefully by the US itself. Under International law, Russia phobic actions and the neo-Nazi propaganda the US manufactures daily in all of it’s “normal” media is active criminal behaviour that leads to war. Wars the the four US Generals now closest to President Trump, openly advocate as curing of the very hate the US media generate daily. Round Robin.

Isabella Jones
Guest
Isabella Jones

Can I suggest people calm down before leaping to conclusions here? I know at first glance it looks worrying – that’s why we need more than a first glance. To start with, we can exclude Ambassador to Turkey – we know about that murder, and it was aberrant. The other sickness ones, we have a grouping. 1. All are men of an older age group which all over the developed world carries a high proportion of deaths from cardiac, and related, disease. 2. Russia has improved it’s average life span, but still most of the these are within the span… Read more »

Wayne Blow
Guest
Wayne Blow

Screw you, you scum bag, you know the truth, moron!!!!

Shue
Guest
Shue

Actually that was a very sensible comment. You’re one of many making a hasty judgement without any facts.

sesame
Guest
sesame

What is it in Isabella’s post that could possibly merit that kind of response? The Internet is a great thing, except it does allow people like you to spew your abusive nonsense.

Robert Mcconnell
Guest
Robert Mcconnell

That’s completely uncalled for, Wayne. Would you consider an apology?

Robert Mcconnell
Guest
Robert Mcconnell

Overweight and over sixty means an excellent chance of heart disease.

Isabella Jones
Guest
Isabella Jones

It does Robert – for everyone. Put some high stress in on top of that and you’re sitting on a time bomb.

Peter Hallam
Guest
Peter Hallam

An update… The frequency of ‘accident’ for Russia diplomats compared to ‘other’ foreign diplomats is off the scale. This is an organised assassination plot. Who would benefit from such a plot? Sick. Really sick. from a post over at ZeroHedge.com http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-23/russian-ambassador-sudan-found-dead-drowned-own-pool 8 November 2016 – Sergei Krivov, 63 19 December 2016 – Andrei Karlov, 62 26 December 2016 – Oleg Erovinkin, 61 9 January 2017 – Andrei Malanin, 55 27 January 2017 – Alexander Kadakin, 67 20 February 2017 – Vitaly Churkin, one day short of 65 23 August 2017- Mirgayas M. Shirinskiy, 62 Ages 55-67 [coincidence, natural causes (in… Read more »

AM Hants
Member
AM Hants

Then you have the Alexandra Ensemble, Dr Lisa, and not forgetting President Putin’s chauffeur. This article is well worth reading, as it also ties in the words of John Kirby, State Department, stating about Russian Forces coming home in body bags, just before the plane crash that took out the Red Army Choir. Mike Morrell, the ex-Deputy of the CIA and Clinton choice, saying about leaving messages and not forgetting Nikki Haley, just before Vitaly Churkin collapsed on the streets of NYC, and what was it she said, if you did not cover the the back of the US? RIP… Read more »

AM Hants
Member
AM Hants

RIP as this article comes to mind:

5 Top Russian Diplomats Die In 3 Months–Plus Putin’s Chauffeur Died In Freak Car Wreck In September–and Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell Told Charlie Rose He Would Assassinate Russians “To Make Them Pay A Price”… http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/02/5-top-russian-diplomats-die-3-months-plus-putins-chauffeur-died-freak-car-wreck-september-former-cia-acting-director-mike-morell-told-charlie-rose-assassinate-russians-mak.html

abuafak
Guest

This website is a Russian front co-founded by Alexander Mercouris discredited lunatic English barrister who also writes/wrote for Sputnik. He is in the pocket of Russia.

Past comes back to haunt struck off barrister turned Russia commentator
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/21/past-comes-back-to-haunt-struck-off-barrister-turned-russia-comm/
.

Latest

Beijing Threatens “Severe” Retaliation Against Canada If Huawei CFO Is Not Released

China’s warning marks an escalation in Beijing’s rhetoric as investors worry that the arrest could cause the shaky trade detente between the US and China to devolve into acrimony.

Published

on

Via Zerohedge


Canada’s extraordinary arrest one week ago of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder and billionaire executive Ren Zhengfei, and its decision to charge her with “multiple” counts of fraud – a preamble to her likely extradition to the US to face charges of knowingly violating US and EU sanctions on Iran – has elicited widespread anger in Beijing, which declared Meng’s detention a “violation of human rights” during a bail hearing for the jailed executive on Friday.

That anger has apparently only intensified after the hearing adjourned without a decision (it will resume on Monday, allowing Meng’s defense team to argue for why she should be released on bail, contrary to the wishes of government attorneys who are prosecuting the case).

And with Canada insisting that it will prosecute Meng to the full extent of the law over allegations that she mislead banks about the true relationship of a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom, angry Chinese officials have decided to issue an ultimatum directly to the Canadian ambassador, who was summoned to a meeting in Beijing on Saturday and told in no uncertain terms that Canada will face “severe consequences” if Meng isn’t released, according to the Wall Street Journal.

China’s foreign ministry publicized the warning in a statement (though Canadian officials have yet to comment):

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, John McCallum, on Saturday to deliver the warning, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The statement doesn’t mention the name of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, though it refers to a Huawei “principal” taken into custody at U.S. request while changing planes in Vancouver, as was Ms. Meng. The statement accuses Canada of “severely violating the legal, legitimate rights of a Chinese citizen” and demands the person’s release.

“Otherwise there will be severe consequences, and Canada must bear the full responsibility,” said the statement, which was posted online late Saturday.

Phone calls to the Canadian Embassy rang unanswered while the Canadian government’s global affairs media office didn’t immediately respond to an email request for comment.

The warning marks an escalation in Beijing’s rhetoric as investors worry that the arrest could cause the shaky trade detente between the US and China to devolve into acrimony. A federal judge issued a warrant for Meng’s arrest back in August. Though after she was made aware of the warrant, Meng avoided travel to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver last Saturday while traveling to Mexico.

Aside from breaking off trade talks, some are worried that Beijing could seek to retaliate in kind by arresting a notable US executive. While the threats of Chinese bureaucrats might not amount to much in the eyes of US prosecutors, threatening a US executive with long-term detention in a Chinese “reeducation camp” just might.

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Latest

The trials of Julian Assange

Eresh Omar Jamal interviews Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi in relation to the situation of Julian Assange.

The Duran

Published

on

Authored by Eresh Omar Jamal for The Daily Star (Bangladesh):


Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily La Repubblica. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to reveal the Snowden Files about Italy. She has authored two books—Dossier WikiLeaks: Segreti Italiani and Una Bomba, Dieci Storie. In an exclusive interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star, Maurizi talks about the continued arbitrary detention of Julian Assange, why powerful governments see WikiLeaks as an existential threat, and the implications for global press freedom if Assange is prosecuted for publishing secret government documents.

You recently had the chance to visit Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. When was this and can you describe the state he is in?

I was able to visit him on November 19, after 8 months of failed attempts, because last March the Ecuadorian authorities cut off all his social and professional contacts, with the exception of his lawyers, and in the preceding 8 months, I had asked for permission to visit him nine times without success—the Ecuadorian authorities didn’t reply at all to my requests.

When I was finally granted permission to visit the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last November, I was literally shocked to see the huge impact his isolation has had on his health. Because I have worked as a media partner with him and his organisation, WikiLeaks, for the last nine years, I have met him many times and can tell when there are any changes in his body and mind. I wondered how his mind could keep working; but after talking to him in the embassy for two hours, I have no doubt that his mind is working fine. I still wonder how that’s possible after six and a half years of detention without even one hour of being outdoors. I would have had a physical and mental breakdown after just 6 months, not after 6 years.

Detention and isolation are killing him slowly, and no one is doing anything to stop it. The media reports, the commentators comment, but at the end of the day, he is still there; having spent the last six and a half years confined to a tiny building with no access to sunlight or to proper medical treatment. And this is happening in London, in the heart of Europe. He is not sitting in an embassy in Pyongyang. It is truly tragic and completely unacceptable. And I’m simply appalled at the way the UK authorities have contributed to his arbitrary detention, and have opposed any solution to this intractable legal and diplomatic quagmire.

Having bravely defended Assange for years, the Ecuadorian government in late March cut off almost all his communications with the outside world. What prompted this turnabout and what is its purpose?

Politics has completely changed in Ecuador, and more in general, in Latin America, since 2012, when Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum. I have never had any interviews with the current Ecuadorian President, Mr Lenin Moreno, but based on his public declarations, it’s rather obvious to me that he does not approve of what Julian Assange and WikiLeaks do.

With all his problems, Rafael Correa (former president of Ecuador) protected Assange from the very beginning, whereas Lenin Moreno considers him a liability. Moreno is under pressure from the right-wing politicians in Ecuador, and also from very powerful governments, like the US and UK governments, who will leave no stones unturned to jail Assange and destroy WikiLeaks. I am not sure how long Lenin Moreno will hold out against this immense pressure, provided that he wants to hold out at all.

Assange was vindicated not so long ago as to why he cannot leave the embassy when the US Department of Justice “accidentally” revealed in November that the founder of WikiLeaks had been secretly charged in the US. What do you think those charges are for?

It’s hard to say unless the charges get declassified and I really appreciate how the US organisation, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, is fighting before the court in the Eastern District of Virginia, US, to have the charges declassified.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the US authorities have always wanted to charge him for WikiLeaks’ publications. They have wanted to do so from the very beginning, since 2010, when WikiLeaks released its bombshell publications like the US diplomatic cables.

But the US authorities have been unable to do so due to the fact that WikiLeaks’ publication activities enjoy constitutional protection thanks to the First Amendment. So it will be very interesting to see how they will get around this constitutional protection in order to be able to charge him and other WikiLeaks journalists and put them all in jail.

Why have some of the most powerful governments and intelligence agencies invested so much resources to attack Assange and WikiLeaks?

You have to realise what it meant for the US national security complex to witness the publication of 76,000 secret documents about the war in Afghanistan, and then another 390,000 secret reports about the war in Iraq; followed by 251,287 US diplomatic cables and 779 secret files on the Guantanamo detainees; and to watch WikiLeaks save Edward Snowden, while the US was trying everything it could do, to show the world that there is no way of exposing the NSA’s secrets and keep your head attached to your neck having done so.

You have to realise what this means in an environment like that of the US, where even the most brilliant national security reporters didn’t dare to publish the name of the head of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, Michael D’Andrea, even though his name and the abuses committed by his centre were open secrets within their inner circles. Although the New York Times finally did, later on. But this was and still is the reality in the US, and even though it may not be as bad in the UK, it’s still quite bad. Look at what happened with the arrest of Glenn Greenwald’s husband, David Miranda, at the Heathrow Airport during the publication of the Snowden Files. Look at what happened with The Guardian being forced to destroy its hard drives during the publication of those files.

There are different levels of power in our societies and generally in our western democracies, criticism against the low, medium and high levels of power via journalistic activities is tolerated. Journalists may get hit with libel cases, have troubles with their careers; however, exposing those levels is permitted. The problem is when journalists and media organisations touch the highest levels, the levels where states and intelligence agencies operate.

WikiLeaks is a media organisation that has published secret documents about these entities for years, and Julian Assange and his staff have done this consistently, not occasionally like all the other media organisations do. You can imagine the anger these powerful entities have towards WikiLeaks—they perceive WikiLeaks as an existential threat and they want to set an example that says, “Don’t you dare expose our secrets and crimes, because if you do, we will smash you.”

If Assange is prosecuted, what impact might it have on other publishers and journalists and on press freedom globally?

It will have a huge impact and that is why organisations like the American Civil Liberties Union are speaking out. Never before in the US has an editor and media organisation ended up in jail for publishing information in the public interest. If Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks’ staff end up in jail, it will be the first time in US history and will set a devastating precedent for attack on press freedom in the US, but actually, not only in the US. Because if a country like the US, in which the activities of the press enjoy constitutional protection, treats journalists this way, you can imagine how other countries where the press doesn’t enjoy such strong protection will react. It will send a clear message to them: “Your hands are free.”

At the end of the day, I think there are two sides to this Assange and WikiLeaks saga: the US-UK national security complex, but more in general, I would say, the people within the national security complex, who want to destroy Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to send a clear message to journalists: “Don’t mess with us if you don’t want your lives to be destroyed.” While on the other side, there are the freedom of the press guys, meaning journalists like me, who want to demonstrate the exact opposite: that we can expose power at the highest levels, we can expose the darkest corners of governments and come out alive and well. And actually, we must do this, because real power is invisible and hides in the darkest corners.

Eresh Omar Jamal is a journalist for The Daily Star (Bangladesh). You can find him on Twitter: @EreshOmarJamal and Stefania Maurizi: @SMaurizi

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Latest

Diplomacy a Waste of Time with Washington

Trump’s JCPOA pullout and threatened INF Treaty withdrawal show Washington can never be trusted.

The Duran

Published

on

Authored by Stephen Lendman:


The US is a serial lawbreaker, operating by its own rules, no others.

Time and again, it flagrantly breaches international treaties, Security Council resolutions, and other rule of law principles, including its own Constitution.

Diplomacy with Republicans and undemocratic Dems is an exercise in futility.

Trump’s JCPOA pullout and threatened INF Treaty withdrawal show Washington can never be trusted.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s proposed US outreach to discuss INF Treaty bilateral differences is well intended – despite knowing nothing is accomplished when talks with Washington are held, so why bother.

It’s just a matter of time before the US breaches another promise. They’re hollow when made. Kremlin good intentions aren’t enough to overcome US duplicity and implacable hostility toward Russia.

“We are ready to continue the dialogue in appropriate formats on the entire range of problems related to this document on the basis of professionalism and mutual respect, without putting forward unsubstantiated accusations and ultimatums. Our proposals are well known and remain on the negotiating table,” said Zakharova, adding:

“We have admitted (US) documents for further consideration. This text again includes accusations in the form of unfounded and unsubstantiated information about Russia’s alleged violations of this deal.

Comments to Washington like the above and similar remarks are like talking to a wall. The US demands all countries bend to its will, offering nothing in return but betrayal – especially in dealings with Russia, China, Iran, and other sovereign independent governments it seeks to replace with pro-Western puppet ones.

Not a shred of evidence suggests Russia violated its INF Treaty obligations. The accusation is baseless like all others against the Kremlin.

“No one has officially or by any other means handed over to Russia any files or facts, confirming that Russia breaches or does not comply with this deal,” Zakharova stressed, adding:

“We again confirm our consistent position that the INF Treaty is one of the key pillars of strategic stability and international security.”

It’s why the Trump regime intends abolishing it by pulling out. Strategic stability and international security defeat its agenda. Endless wars and chaos serve it.

The US, UK, France, Israel, and their imperial partners get away with repeated international law breaches because the EU, UN, and rest of the world community lack backbone enough to challenge them.

It’s how it is no matter how egregious their actions, notably their endless wars of aggression, supporting the world’s worst tinpot pot despots, and failing to back the rights of persecuted Palestinians and other long-suffering people.

The only language Republicans and Dems understand is toughness. Putin pretends a Russian/US partnership exists to his discredit – a show of weakness, not strength and responsible leadership.

In response to the Trump regime’s intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty, he said Russia will “react accordingly” – precisely what, he didn’t say.

A few suggestions, Mr. President.

  • Recall your ambassador to Washington. Expel the Trump regime’s envoy from Moscow and other key embassy personnel.
  • Arrest US spies in Russia you long ago identified. Imprison them until the US releases all Russian political prisoners. Agree to swap US detainees for all of them, no exceptions.
  • Install enough S-400 air defense systems to cover all Syrian airspace. Warn Washington, Britain, France and Israel that their aircraft, missiles and other aerial activities in its airspace will be destroyed in flight unless permission from Damascus is gotten – clearly not forthcoming.
  • Publicly and repeatedly accuse the above countries of supporting the scourge of ISIS and likeminded terrorists they pretend to oppose.
  • Warn them in no uncertain terms that their aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic no longer will be tolerated. Tell them the same goes if they dare attack Iran.
  • Stop pretending Mohammad bin Salman didn’t order Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, along with ignoring the kingdom’s horrendous human rights abuses domestically and abroad – including support for ISIS and other terrorists.
  • Put observance of rule of law principles and honor above dirty business as usual with the kingdom and other despotic regimes for profits.
  • Do the right things at all times and damn the short-term consequences – including toughness on Washington, the UK, Israel, and their imperial partners in high crimes of war and against humanity.

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at [email protected].

My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

JOIN OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Your donations make all the difference. Together we can expose fake news lies and deliver truth.

Amount to donate in USD$:

5 100

Validating payment information...
Waiting for PayPal...
Validating payment information...
Waiting for PayPal...
Advertisement

Advertisement

Quick Donate

The Duran
EURO
DONATE
Donate a quick 10 spot!
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

The Duran Newsletter

Trending