As China and Russia team up to assert regional hegemony they support regimes that mirror their own policies. Myanmar’s junta thus continues to receive military support from China and Russia despite its track record of human rights abuses. This article is published by Deutsche Welle:
The United Nations expert on Myanmar has said that China and Russia are among those arming Myanmar’s military junta.
Thomas Andrews, a former US congressman serving in the independent post, said on Tuesday that the two countries were providing the junta with fighter jets and armored vehicles.
“Despite the evidence of the military junta’s atrocity crimes being committed with impunity since launching a coup last year, UN Security Council members Russia and China continue to provide the Myanmar military junta with numerous fighter jets, armored vehicles,” he said in a statement.
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