Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and  Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing during their meeting in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing during their meeting in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Myanmar

Partners in isolation: Russia-Myanmar ties deepen amid Western sanctions

  • Moscow has become ‘even more accommodating’ towards Myanmar’s junta, as both seek closer economic and military ties, analysts note
  • Russia could also gain Indo-Pacific foothold through Myanmar, which has become its ‘most uncritical post-invasion partner in Asia’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and  Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing during their meeting in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing during their meeting in Naypyidaw earlier this month. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP
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