updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

Over recent days, the South Sudanese capital, Juba, has seen fierce clashes between government forces and the armed opposition, with much loss of life resulting. 

We believe that the parties to this conflict should take urgent measures to reduce the tension and ensure strict compliance with the August 2015 peace agreement settling the conflict in South Sudan. 

We strongly recommend Russian citizens planning to visit Juba any time soon to take into account the risks involved and, if possible, refrain from travelling there at this time.