In Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, robbers attacked the Ukrainian consulate.
The emergency occurred in the morning of Tuesday, December 8. Bandits, dressed in the uniform of the armed forces, broke into the diplomatic mission. However, they failed to leave the building: a detachment of the Operational Support Force (DIS, the equivalent of the internal troops, formed from former militia members who participated in the state revolution and are under the government – Lenta.ru) entered the battle with the bandits.
The criminals were arrested. The Ukrainian consul in Sudan, Musa Muhammad Said, later appeared personally at the police station to identify the raiders. The stolen money and valuables were returned.
DIS involvement in the arrest of the perpetrators was explained by the fact that some of the bandits wore identification marks from the same unit.
On April 11, 2019, the Sudanese army carried out a coup in the country after four months of public protests. Demonstrators demanded the resignation of the president, who had been in power for 30 years. Despite the coup, the protests did not stop. Participants also demanded the transfer of power to civilians for a three-year transit period. Sudan was temporarily suspended from membership in the African Union.