There is no public reaction yet in Moscow to the declaration of a state of emergency by the army in Myanmar barely a week after the visit of the Russian Defence Minister Shoigu. But it is to say the least embarrassing, as it looks like the military in Myanmar might have discussed their plans with the Russians, even if they had not in fact bothered to do so. Was this in anticipation of an activist Biden administration raising human rights issues in countries perceived as unfriendly (i.e., not China.)? The Russian embassy is telling its citizens to report in by email in order to receive updates on the situation as a precaution. The desk officers in Moscow must be having a busy early morning.
Vlast.ru, the hardline newspaper, sees opportunities ahead resulting from the coup, though it admits that if the Americans impose economic sanctions Russian business will suffer.
On 1 February, Kremlin spokesman, Peskov, excused himself from comment and said that “it is too early to make any assessment”.
Генералы ставят Мьянму под ружье
Нобелевский лауреат Аун Сан Су Чжи опять попала под арест
Переворот в Мьянме открывает для России новые возможности в Азии
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Фото: Министерство обороны РФ
Текст: Алексей Нечае