Myanmar in the face of international sanctions

Published:Monday, 01 Mar 2021 06:03

Myanmar in the face of international sanctions

News Desk: The United Nations and the European Union have strongly condemned the ongoing violence in Myanmar. At the same time, the foreign ministers of European countries have agreed to stop all kinds of foreign aid and impose sanctions on the country. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. This information was given in a news published on the UN website on Sunday (February 28) night.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed that at least 18 protesters have been killed in violent protests in Myanmar. Many more were injured. All of the dead were reportedly killed by police bullets, grenades and tear gas. The UN Human Rights Commission has said that unprecedented repression and mass arrests by security forces at peaceful rallies are unacceptable.

In a statement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack. The European Union (EU) has also expressed outrage over Sunday’s incident. At the same time, the alliance has said that it will take strict action against the junta government due to the casualties.

On the 28th day of the military coup, the people of Myanmar witnessed the most horrific violence. Roads in the country’s major cities were congested on Sunday as well as on Saturday. As time went on, anti-junta protests turned violent. Police stop protesters from around the tension is strong. When police fired shots and stun grenades to control the situation, the situation became more murky. The cities of Yangon and Dawei were immediately turned into battlefields. One by one, the protesters were seen falling to the ground. With that came mass arrests.