Enter Russia into Myanmar’s armed fray

Naypyidaw is buying more sophisticated weaponry from Moscow to gain an edge against ethnic insurgents and reduce its past reliance on China-made arms

Chiang Mai, April 5, 2017 3:18 PM (UTC+8)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets Myanmar President Htin Kyaw during a meeting on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi on May 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Host Photo Agency / -
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets Myanmar President Htin Kyaw during a meeting on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi on May 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Host Photo Agency / -
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