Russia and China supplying attack aircrafts to Myanmar military
A new report from the United Nations indicates that both Russia and China have continued to supply Myanmar’s military junta with weapons to continue their assault on their political opposition and civilians, reports International Christian Concern.
Thomas Andrews, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Human Rights, released a report on Tuesday which revealed that Russia, China, and Serbia have continued to supply arms to the Myanmar junta, even after it began a violent crackdown on its political opposition. The report indicates that both China and Russia have supplied attack aircrafts following the Myanmar military coup in February 2021.
Airstrikes have affected a substantial number of civilians in Myanmar, including many Christian groups caught in the violence. Andrews alleges that the nations supplying arms to the junta do so with “full knowledge that they would be used to attack civilians.”
No doubt the Christians of Myanmar echo the question of David found in Psalm 10:1-2. “Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? In arrogance, the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.”
Putin’s wants Ukraine and other Soviet-bloc countries
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s justification for seizing additional territory from Ukraine signals his long-term desire to subjugate other Central and Eastern European countries, including current members of NATO, according to U.S. and European officials, reports the Washington Examiner.
Germany’s Reinhard Bütikofer, a senior member of the European Parliament, said, “The reasoning that Putin has presented, when he published his demands to NATO and to the United States earlier this year, this reasoning is signaling that his ambition goes way beyond Ukraine. His ambition includes the zeal to establish security dominance of Russia over all of the countries that used to belong to the Soviet bloc.”
BLINKEN: “It’s very clear, what we’ve seen in the last 24 hours, that this has never been about Ukraine and NATO, per se. What President Putin has made clear is that this is about the total subjugation of Ukraine to Russia. It’s about reconstituting the Russian Empire or, short of that, a sphere of influence, or short of that, the total neutrality of countries surrounding Russia.”