Britain sanctions firms linked to Myanmar military

Reuters | Updated: 31-01-2023 19:46 IST | Created: 31-01-2023 19:46 IST
Britain sanctions firms linked to Myanmar military

Britain said on Tuesday it had sanctioned two companies and two individuals for helping supply Myanmar's air force with aviation fuel used to carry out bombing campaigns against its own citizens.

"Our sanctions are meticulously targeted to deliver maximum impact, reducing the military's access to finance, fuel, arms and equipment," British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said.

"The junta must be held to account for their brutal crackdown on opposition voices, terrorising air raids and brazen human rights violations."

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