Russian envoy found dead in Khartoum swimming pool

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Mirgayas Shirinsky, Russia's ambassador to Sudan, was found dead in the pool of his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Khartoum on Wednesday, the Sudanese police said.

The ambassador, who was known to have suffered from high blood pressure, is believed to have died of natural causes, a spokesman for the police told Reuters.

Sudan’s foreign ministry expressed its condolences to Russia in a statement, hailing Shirinskiy’s diplomatic efforts.

Shirinskiy served as the Russian ambassador to Rwanda before he was appointed to his last post in 2013.

He also held diplomatic positions at Russian embassies in Yemen, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, CNN reported.

Sudan’s foreign ministry expressed its condolences to Russia in a statement, hailing Shirinskiy’s diplomatic efforts.

Shirinskiy is the fourth Russian ambassador to die this year.

Source: Reuters

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