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Yun Sun quoted in Myanmar Times on relations between Russia and Myanmar

By Yun Sun
in Program

Just weeks after parliament approved closer Myanmar-Russia military relations – with some MPs saying it would help to “upgrade” the Tatmadaw – President U Htin Kyaw shook hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi.


“From [the] Tatmadaw’s perspective, the international sanctions and isolation certainly leave them with less options than they would like,” said Yun Sun, an analyst at the Stimson Center, a Washington think tank.

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