UN report: Russia, China top arms suppliers to Myanmar military

Source: United Press International

“Myanmar’s military has imported at least $1 billion in weapons and related materials from Russia, China and other countries since seizing power in a February 2021 coup, according to a new report by a United Nations expert. ‘Despite overwhelming evidence of the Myanmar military’s atrocity crimes against the people of Myanmar, the generals continue to have access to advanced weapons systems, spare parts for fighter jets, raw materials and manufacturing equipment for domestic weapons production,’ Tom Andrews, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, said in a statement Wednesday. The report identified Russia, China and arms dealers operating in Singapore as the main suppliers to the Myanmar junta, which has waged a brutal crackdown on opposition to its regime since the coup.” (05/18/23)