Brussels and Washington reacted to the killing of 18 protesters by security forces in a day in the republic.
The European Union and the White House on Sunday, February 28, announced additional measures against the new leadership of Myanmar in connection with the killings of protesters.
Thus, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said on Twitter that the Union supports the people of Myanmar and is ready to take measures to stop the shootings.
“The Myanmar military must end the brutal suppression of peaceful protests, which resulted in many people being killed or injured, while clearly ignoring international law. They must be held accountable. The European Union strongly supports the brave people of Myanmar and will respond.” indicated in the message.
Jake Sullivan, US Assistant to the President for National Security, also announced retaliatory measures.
“The United States is alarmed by the violence by the Myanmar security forces against peaceful demonstrators.<…> We are preparing additional actions to make those responsible for this latest outbreak of violence and the recent coup continue to pay the bills,” he warned.
We will remind, on the eve during the protests against the military coup in Myanmar, at least 18 protesters were killed. The security forces used flash and noise grenades, tear gas, and also fired live ammunition against the protesters.
The actions of the country’s military leaders were condemned by the United Nations.