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Russia to Supply Arms and Military Planes to Myanmar

Russia will supply military equipment including aircraft to the Myanmar Military Junta. This information was obtained from Alexander Mikheev, head of the Russian state arms dealer Rosoboronexport on Wednesday (21/7).

Human rights activists accuse Moscow of legitimizing Myanmar's junta, which seized power in a February 1 coup by continuing bilateral visits and arms deals.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Myanmar's junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing during his visit to the Russian capital last month that Moscow was committed to strengthening military ties.

Speaking on the sidelines of Russia's MAKS Air Show, which was attended by President Vladimir Putin, Mikheev said Myanmar is one of Rosoboronexport's main customers in Southeast Asia.

Mikheev did not provide further details on what else was in the agreement between the two countries.

Defense relations between the two countries have developed in recent years.

Where, Moscow provides army training and scholarships to thousands of Myanmar soldiers, as well as selling weapons to the military which is blacklisted by several Western countries.

Meanwhile, Russia expressed its support for Southeast Asia's diplomatic efforts to end the crisis in Myanmar.

The country also conveyed a similar message to Myanmar's military leaders.

Quoted from the Channel News Asia page, cara untung main togel Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov during his visit to Jakarta said that the five-point consensus agreed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc should be the basis on which the situation in Myanmar can be resolved.

"In our contacts with Myanmar leaders, military leaders, we promote ASEAN's position which in our view should be considered as a basis for resolving this crisis and returning the situation to normalcy," Lavrov said.

Lavrov will also hold virtual talks with his ASEAN counterparts during his visit to Jakarta, said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

Lavrov's comments come amid deepening engagement between Russia and Myanmar's military as the world power imposed sanctions on Myanmar's businesses and leaders and called for a global ban on arms sales to the country.

It is known that Myanmar, which has been in crisis since the military coup that toppled the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi - sparked a national outcry that quickly turned into protests and strikes that were violently suppressed by security forces.

Fighting between the army and militia groups in several areas of Myanmar has also displaced tens of thousands of people.

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