Status: 04/13/2023 02:54 AM
Russia and China blocked the UN Security Council’s condemnation of Myanmar’s military government. Up to 100 people were killed in an airstrike by their country’s military junta, including many civilians.
Russia and China blocked the United Nations Security Council from condemning the attack that killed up to 100 people in Myanmar.
Russia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, said, “There is conflicting information about the circumstances of the attack in question. We need to get a clear picture first.”
A Chinese official said the council should encourage the Myanmar parties to resolve their differences through dialogue and reconciliation, but it should refrain from taking sides in any country’s internal affairs.
Up to 100 dead in government military bombing
According to BBC Burmese, Burmese Radio Free Asia and Irrawaddy news portal, the air strike by the military government on Tuesday killed between 80 and 100 people, including civilians. The rebel representative said 16 children were among the dead.
Fighter jets fired at the opening ceremony of a local rebel office. The army justified its actions by fighting “terrorists” who want to destabilize the country.