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As Nations Cut Russia Ties, One Would-Be Leader Enjoys Moscow

Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo meets with Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 24.

Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo meets with Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on Feb. 24.

Photographer: Sudan's Presidential Palace/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

While many nations are racing to cut ties with Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, one senior foreign official has been sharing details of a days-long trip to Moscow.

Sudan’s second-in-command, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, flew to Russia on Feb. 23 for meetings with the foreign minister and defense officials, the latest sign of deepening relations. He’s been in no rush to return home, even as sanctions mount against Russia and the European Union urges Sudan to condemn Moscow’s actions.