The Justice for Myanmar campaign group has welcomed the UK’s second round of sanctions targeting arms dealers obtaining arms for Myanmar.

The organization also called for urgent and coordinated international action against the economic interests and trade relations of Myanmar’s military, including regional democracies Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. .

The UK has named three Russian arms suppliers and three Burmese arms brokers who supply the Myanmar Air Force and are complicit in the junta’s atrocities.

Burmese companies are:

  • Myanmar New Era Trading Company Limited, which has purchased Mi-17 parts from Russia since the military coup attempt. It is linked to International Gateways Group.

  • Sky Aviator Company Limited is a Myanmar military arms broker that has sourced equipment from Russia and Ukraine since the coup attempt, including YAK-130 support equipment from Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), refitted turbofans from United Engine Corporation and engine parts from Rosoboronexport and Motor Sich. According to a proposal leaked to Justice For Myanmar, Sky Aviator represents JSC Russian Helicopters in Myanmar.

  • Synpex Shwe Company Limited has purchased helicopter parts for the Myanmar military from Sins Avia Trading House (CNS Aviation) since the coup attempt. The company is also a supplier to the Department of Defense Industries.

Russian companies are:

  • JSC Gorizont manufactures the Camcopter S-100 drone under license from the Austrian company Schiebel Corporation. The Myanmar Navy and Air Force have both purchased Camcopter S-100 drones. Following the Myanmar military’s attempted coup, Gorizont shipped UAV parts to Miya Win International Limited, a Myanmar military arms broker. These included items purchased from Schiebel in Austria, suggesting an attempt to circumvent EU sanctions. Miya Win International was sanctioned by the UK on March 25.

  • Sins Avia Trading House LLC (CNS Aviation) exported helicopter parts to Myanmar military arms broker Synpex Shwe Company Limited in March 2021.

  • Ural Avia LLC specializes in the supply and repair of aviation parts and has sold Mi-17 parts to Myanmar military arms broker Dynasty International Company Limited since the coup attempt, according to ImportGenius records. . Dynasty International and its director, Dr Aung Moe Myint, were sanctioned by the UK on March 25.

Justice For Myanmar spokesperson Yadanar Maung said: “We welcome the UK’s targeting of arms suppliers, who are enabling the junta’s campaign of terror against the people of Myanmar.

“The military’s prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity is enabled by its access to weapons, equipment, jet fuel and revenue.

“Army supply chains must be systematically sanctioned to end their international crimes.

“We call for urgent and coordinated international action against the economic interests and trade relations of Myanmar’s military, including from regional democracies Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. , who have so far failed to act.”

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