In a shocking turn of events, diplomatic relations between South Sudan and the United States are on the brink of collapse. The recent visit of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to Moscow has taken an unexpected turn, resulting in a bilateral pact between the two countries. This pact includes a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U) that allows Russia to supply arms and firearms to the South Sudanese government, which is already under United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions due to misuse of arms and human rights violations.
The agreement grants Russia the authority to provide arms to the South Sudanese government for a period of five years, with the possibility of extension. As part of this deal, President Putin's administration has made a significant gesture by donating 6 Mil Mi-24 helicopter fighters, 11 tanks, 1 riverine patrol vessel, as well as an undisclosed quantity of small firearms and ammunition to support the South Sudanese government in arming the Necessary Unified Forces, who are currently awaiting deployment.
This development has raised concerns and is likely to have significant geopolitical implications. Stay tuned for further updates on this rapidly evolving situation.