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EU and UK add many Myanmar individuals and organizations to the sanctions list

According to the list published in the official EU journal, among individuals and entities subject to the asset freeze and visa ban include the Ministers of Home Affairs, Security, Finance, Natural Resources and Transportation.

With this additional figure, the EU’s sanctions list for Myanmar’s individuals and organizations has increased to 35 since the bloc announced the sanctions in March. On the same day, Britain also added three Myanmar entities to its sanctions list.

Police are deployed in the capital Yangon to prevent the flow of people marching against the political stalemate in Myanmar, February 26, 2021. Illustration: AFP/VNA

Myanmar has been in crisis since the February 1 coup led to the country’s military taking power. Many protests and clashes broke out, killing hundreds of people.

Currently, ASEAN is leading the diplomatic effort after Myanmar fell into a political deadlock. At the end of April, the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting held in Jakarta (Indonesia) reached a 5-point consensus on the situation in Myanmar, which demanded an immediate end to violence and all parties must do their best. exercise restraint, conduct constructive dialogue among all parties concerned to seek a peaceful solution, appoint special envoy of the ASEAN Chair to mediate in promoting the dialogue process, and provide humanitarian assistance. for the people of Myanmar through the ASEAN Coordination Center for Humanitarian Assistance.

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