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Ukraine accused of arming Myanmar army, Ukroboronprom denies it

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to activists, Ukrainian companies still supply equipment for tanks, planes and other weapons to Myanmar
18:48, 8 September 2021

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Justice for Myanmar activists have accused Ukraine of arming the Myanmar army after an attempted coup. Ukroboronprom arms exporting companydenies having supplied lethal military-grade hardware to the country for the past three years. Justice for Myanmar website and also Ukrainian Truth agency reported this.

The activists claim that Ukroboronprom and Ukrspetsexport still supply equipment for tanks, planes and other weapons to Myanmar even after an attempted military coup.

In particular, Motor Sich allegedly twice exported engines and spare parts to Myanmar after an attempted military coup: in May 2021 - equipment for turbojet engines, and in February through a private supplier of Air Force Sky Aviator - mechanical parts.

It is also reported that in May 2021, Ukroboronservice shipped more than 164 kg of aircraft spare parts to Yatanarpon Aviation.

Activists claim that Ukrainian companies, together with Myanmar's armed forces, are enriching private companies that facilitate the purchase of weapons. The Justice for Myanmar movement believes that such companies should be subject to sanctions to stop the flow of weapons.

In addition, it is noted that in June 2021, Ukraine voted for a resolution of the UN General Assembly to suspend arms supplies to Myanmar.

Ukroboronprom has already responded to the accusations. It stated that no military lethal goods (services) had been exported to Myanmar for the past three years.

However, the company could not say when the contracts for the supply of such goods expired, referring the terms of the contracts.

"Exports of military and dual-use goods to any country in the world, including Myanmar, are carried out by state-owned enterprises - members of Ukroboronprom SC only in accordance with current legislation and international obligations of Ukraine," the statement said.

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