Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said they hope that the situation in Sudan will soon go back on to “a constitutional course”.

“We are very closely monitoring the situation. We hope that, firstly, there will not be an escalation of the situation that could lead to human casualties. And we expect that in the very near future the situation will return to a constitutional course,” Mr Peskov told journalists, as reported by Russian news agency Interfax.

He added that the Kremlin viewed the situation as an internal affair of Sudan.

“Of course, regardless of what is happening, what is happening is an internal affair of Sudan and should be decided by the Sudanese themselves. Whatever the outcome, Russian-Sudanese relations will be a constant in the foreign policy of Sudan,” Mr Peskov said.