Ukrainian special forces continue to fight against Russian mercenaries in the African country of Sudan, as the Kyiv Post reported earlier. In the summer of 2023, Ukrainian soldiers arrived in the African country at the request of its de facto ruler, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to help fight rebel forces, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing Sudanese and Ukrainian military officials.

The news site said that President Zelensky had agreed to this step after al-Burhan had secretly supplied Ukraine with weapons immediately after Russia's full-scale invasion. The move was also because Sudanese rebels were being supported by the Wagner PMC troops, who were mining gold in the country which was used to finance Russian aggression.

“The front line in the war between Ukraine and Russia now extends to Africa,” the WSJ writes.


A few weeks after receiving the requestl, Ukrainian special forces landed in Sudan and began fighting to drive rebel forces out of the capital, Khartoum.

The Ukrainian special forces were tasked with helping to get al-Burhan out of Khartoum, which was surrounded by the Rapid Response Force rebel group. He left the city soon after, accompanied by his bodyguards, thanking the Ukrainian military and then met with Volodymyr Zelensky in Ireland.

The media also noted that “this operation involves a significant political risk at a time when Western support for Ukraine is wavering.”

The next task of the Ukrainian fighters was to push rebel forces supported by the Wagner PMC out of Khartoum.

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The publication writes that most of the military operating in Sudan belonged to units of the Military Intelligence Directorate (HUR).

While the head of HUR, Kyrylo Budanov refused to comment whether or not Ukrainian troops remained in Sudan, he did say “We are waging a full-fledged war with Russia. They have units in different parts of the world, and we sometimes try to strike them there.”

Last month, the Kyiv Post obtained exclusive video footage that showed Ukrainian special forces interrogating captured Russian Wagner PMC fighters in the Republic of Sudan.


In it the prisoner confesses that he is a member of the Wagner PMC with the task of overthrowing the Sudanese government.

“How did you get to Sudan?” the Ukrainian interrogator asks.

“We went through the Central African Republic to Khartoum,” the mercenary replies.

“What was your goal?”

“To overthrow the local government,” is the reply.

“How many of you are here?”

“100 people.”

Two African prisoners, local Sudanese allegedly recruited by the Wagner mercenaries, are also interrogated along with a Russian-speaking soldier.

At the end of January, the Kyiv Post published a video showing Ukrainian drones destroying “Russian mercenaries” and their “local terrorist partners” in Sudan.

A source in Ukraine's security and defense sector told the Kyiv Post that an operation was underway to “clean up the Wagner PMC, their associates from among ‘local terrorists,” and representatives of the Russian Federation's special services” operating in the African country.

In early November last year, the Kyiv Post published two exclusive videos of Ukrainian special forces chasing Wagnerites through the streets of an African city and shooting them at close range with an RPGs.

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Lucy Price
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I am glad Ukraine is in Africa. Russia needs to leave Africa!