February 18th local time, Britain and Canada said they would impose sanctions on the top military of Myanmar.
According to France 24 on the 18th, the British Foreign Office said it would impose sanctions on three senior members of the Myanmar military, including the current Minister of Defense, the Minister of the Interior and the Deputy Minister.
In addition, the British government has begun to conduct relevant reviews to prevent British enterprises from cooperating with the Myanmar military.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemned the actions of the Myanmar military in a statement and demanded that it immediately release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained senior state.
Canada’s Foreign Minister also announced a list of sanctions involving nine Burmese military officials on the same day, saying that it was a clear message that “Canada will not accept the actions of the Burmese military”.
On February 1, Myanmar President Wen Min, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials were detained by the military.
Subsequently, state power was transferred to Min Aung Lai, the commander-in-chief of the National Defense Forces, and Myanmar entered a one-year “state of emergency”. The Myanmar National Management Council was established on February 2.
It is composed of 11 people, chaired by Min Aung Lai.
According to previous reports, U.S. President Biden also officially announced earlier this month that he would impose a series of sanctions on the Myanmar military, including restricting senior officials of the Myanmar military from contacting Myanmar government funds in the United States.
Biden also signed a decree to sanction military leaders involved in Myanmar’s political turmoil, including the commercial interests of relevant people and Family, etc.