Days after the UK and Canada impose sanctions on leaders of the Burmese Junta, the European Union has slammed them with additional charges, while also sanctioning Russia over the Alexei Navalny case.
EU slaps Myanmar generals and Russian officials with sanctions
The EU foreign ministers have said they will impose a huge sanction on the army leaders in Burma after the junta engaged in a coup. It also agreed to suspend some infrastructural aids to Burma and blacklist some key Russian officials over the continued detention of Alexei Navalny.
EU foreign policy head, Josep Borrell stated on Monday that the bloc will not stop total trade with Burma as this will harm the general populace. '' Today, we all agreed that something must be done against the Burmese Junta, we have mapped out some specific assets and financial investments of the leaders '' Borrell stated.
International developments to be suspended in Myanmar
He also said all programmers and infrastructural development have been suspended till further notice. Early February, the leader of the country Aung San Suu Kyi was removed from office and detained in an undisclosed place. The action of the army has been roundly condemned by all western nations except China which insist the matter is 'a family affair'.
This has led to a blood crackdown on the NLD leaders and the citizens have continued weeks of protest against the coup. Despite the general condemnation, the Tatmadaw has refused to step down saying it will return to power to civilians soon. It has failed to tell the exact date it will carry out the civilian reform. The citizens have called for the unconditional release of the leader and president.
They have also insisted that the nation must return to democracy. Major cities like Yangon have witnessed violent crackdowns from the army, with many people injured and about three civilians killed. The army has insisted that many of the population support the coup.