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The Russian Ambassador to Sudan was Found Dead in his Home

The Russian Ambassador to Sudan was Found Dead in his Home

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinskiy died Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum residence", the ministry said, without giving a cause of death.

A senior police official in sudan who requested anonymity told AFP that, according to the first elements of the investigation, the track criminal was dismissed.

Al-Hadar stated that Shirinskiy made a lot of effort to develop relations between Russian Federation and Sudan since he was appointed to the Khartoum embassy in 2013.

The diplomat died while swimming in his pool at his house, AFP reported, citing a diplomatic source.

The Press Secretary at the Russian embassy, Sergei Konyashin, said there were signs that the 63-year-old Ambassador had suffered a severe heart attack, reported the Sudan Tribune.

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The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also released a statement mourning the death of the ambassador and said that Shirinsky has "taken true steps to better the relationship between Khartoum and Moscow".

"Doctors were called but they didn't manage to save him".

Shirinskiy graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and held diplomatic positions at Russia's embassies in Yemen, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Last December, Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead in Ankara by a Turkish policeman apparently in protest at Russian involvement in Syria.

State news broadcaster Russian Federation 24 reports that Skirinskiy, born in 1954 and appointed to his position in 2013, died while swimming in his pool.