With military tensions running high in Rakhine State, the Arakan Army is also detaining junta personnel in retaliation for regime raids against its members.
Min Aung Hlaing has decorated regime figures and spent hundreds of billions of kyats on titles and pensions when the economy is in chaos.
Vice Senior General Soe Win landed in the state capital Loikaw amid heavy security on Thursday as the junta looks to quell growing resistance activity there.
The military regime is believed to be suffering casualties of up to 100 troops daily in clashes with civilian resistance groups as violence across the country intensifies.
A timeline of how bilateral ties between Myanmar and Russia have strengthened since the military takeover.