The US state Department criticized the plans to sell Russian fighter planes to Myanmar
Moscow. 26 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — the Official representative of U.S. state Department’s Heather Nauert condemned the impending deal between Russia and Myanmar on the sale of su-30, reports the Associated Press.
“This is a good example of what problems bring us some of the country”, — said Nauert, adding that the sale of arms to the Burmese government during the crisis with the Rohingya ethnic group in the country can only exacerbate the situation.
“It would seem that this is the case when Russia would to show solidarity and provide humanitarian assistance instead of potentially exacerbate the situation by selling weapons,” said Neuert.
January 22 it became known that the government of Myanmar reached an agreement with Moscow on the purchase of six multi-role su-30 and interested in buying marine and ground military equipment.
“We believe that su-30 will become the main fighter jets of the air force of Myanmar to protect the country’s territorial integrity and repelling terrorist threats,” — said on Monday Deputy defense Minister Alexander Fomin.