State Department Counselor Derek Chollet called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the ‘growing authoritarian partnership between Moscow and the junta’.
Also this week, the regime boss persisted with his electric car delusions, and—as his forces laid waste to farming communities—vowed to boost global food security.
Speaking at an economic forum, the Russian leader sought to pivot towards allies in Asia, the Middle East and Africa as his country faces a barrage of Western sanctions.
Russia’s open aggression against Ukraine presents China with a hot potato, but regime change in Moscow is not an outcome Beijing wants to see.
Both the junta and the Kremlin have underestimated the people they seek to subdue; these avowed friends must not be allowed to succeed and vindicate each other’s actions.
Many in Myanmar feel solidarity with Ukrainians’ fight to repel Vladimir Putin’s military aggression, and see a common enemy in Russia, a strong supporter of the junta.
Talks between Ukraine and Russia at Belarus border will be held without preconditions, Ukraine’s president said.