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Bashir asks Putin for ‘protection’ from US

By AFP
November 24, 2017

SOCHI, Russia: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia’s Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States. Speaking during his first visit to Russia as president, Bashir also said he wanted to ramp up military ties and praised Moscow’s military campaign in Syria. "We have been dreaming about this visit for a long time," the Sudanese president told Putin at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.