Burmese military regime purchased over $1 billion worth of weapons after military coup 1uh February 2021, according to a survey conducted by the UN. Russia, China, India, Singapore and Thailand were its main suppliers, reports Nikkei Asia.

In addition, according to Japanese media, the military junta approved in April a budget of more than 5.6 billion kyats (2.5 billion euros). Thus, the official defense budget reaches 28% of the total budget.

Released May 17, Billion Dollar Trade in Death: International Weapons Networks Contributing to Human Rights Violations in Myanmar is the most detailed study on the subject.

Fighters supplied by Russia

The investigation sheds new light on the army’s brutal campaign to crush the Burmese opposition. Increased aerial bombardment of villages believed to be sympathetic to the resistance, Indians