The NUG welcomes the United States of America (USA) to promote accountability for the brutal Burmese Military’s assault on the democratic aspirations of the people of Myanmar
25 March 2023
The National Unity Government of Myanmar (NUG) welcomes the government of the United States of America (USA) to promote accountability for the brutal Burmese Military’s assault on the democratic aspirations of the people of Myanmar (Burma). In response to the brutal Burmese Military’s continued infliction of pain and suffering on the people of Burma, the U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on two individuals, Tun Min Latt and his spouse Win Min Soe, as well as three entities owned or controlled by Tun Min Latt.
Furthermore, the US government has issued sanctions against jet fuel importation to Burma, informing individuals, businesses, and other persons of the sanctions risks associated with the provision of jet fuel to Burma’s military generals and their cronies. These actions align with those taken by Canada, the European Union (EU), and the United Kingdom(UK).
Furthermore, it is important to note that in the last 24 months alone, the brutal Burmese Military’s atrocities have totalled more than 9,000 attacks on civilians, resulting in the deaths of over 3,000 innocent individuals and the inhuman and illegal detention of over 20,000 civilians including elected President of Myanmar U Win Myint, elected State Counsellor of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and spiritual leader Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson. In the last 24 months alone, these brutal evils forces of Burmese Military have destroyed over 60,000 homes, schools, churches, and monasteries, displacing more than 1.6 million civilians, causing over 17 million people to face hunger and starvation and forcing half population of Myanmar to the extreme poverty.
These genocidal attacks by the Burmese military junta have been made possible by the massive supplies of fuel, aviation parts, weapons and finances provided to the fascist military. The individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, companies, and countries enabling these atrocities and crimes against humanity must be held accountable with their partners in crimes.
The United States’ actions in imposing sanctions on jet fuel suppliers and military cronies are crucial to saving the lives of millions of people in Myanmar. It is essential to continue taking action that denies the genocidal military of Myanmar the resources it uses to commit these atrocities and crimes against humanity and to support the people of Burma in their struggle for freedom, federal democracy, and human rights.