Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta

FILE PHOTO: Members of the People's Defence Forces (PDF) who became guerrilla fighters after being protesters are seen on the front line in Kawkareik, Myanmar December 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

(Reuters) - The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops.

The people of Ukraine and Myanmar's pro-democracy militias are all fighting for freedom and giving their lives, but those taking on Myanmar's well-equipped army need more than international solidarity, said Yee Mon, the National Unity Government's (NUG) defence minister.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 48
Cxense type: NA
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In World

Argentine president scrambles to replace economy chief after Guzman exit
Canada's emergency rooms bear the brunt of a 'perfect storm'
Russian shelling kills six in eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk - officials
Germany and Ireland tell UK: No justification for breaking Brexit deal
Sri Lanka struggling to pay for fuel shipments - minister
Uzbekistan's president says there are casualties from protests - Russian agencies
Factbox-The legitimacy crisis in Libya's political institutions
Visionary British theatre director Peter Brook dies aged 97
Czech PM: Our fighter jets will guard Slovakia's air space from Sept
Germany's Scholz sees no COVID-related school closures, lockdowns

Others Also Read