The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for limiting the supply of weapons to Myanmar, which was supported by 119 countries. Belarus opposed it.
Another 36 countries abstained, including Russia, Iran and China. These States believe that the crisis is an internal issue of Myanmar, and the resolution will not help to improve the situation.
According to the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, the risk of a large-scale civil war is real in the country. At the same time, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky stressed that the document is politicized and tendentious, some of its provisions are divorced from reality. According to him, such documents lead to a split in the UN General Assembly.
“We have to state that the authors failed to demonstrate a balanced approach and an adequate level of understanding of the complexity and multidimensionality of the current intra-Myanmar realities. Instead, the text is used to promote the one-sided national positions of individual member states, ” the Russian diplomat added.
Recall that a military coup took place in Myanmar on February 1. The commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the country, Min Aung Hlaine, concentrated the legislative, executive and judicial powers in his hands. Then the military declared a state of emergency for a period of one year. The actions of the military caused a wave of protests, which are severely suppressed, a hundred people were killed during the actions. According to the UN, more than 250 thousand people have left their homes.