3 Lwin, however, was not allowed to attend the meetings in Cambodia because of the ongoing violence in his country since the military coup one and a half years ago.
4 Russia is isolated from most Western countries because of the war in Ukraine, which it had been waging since February, but Moscow continued to pursue contacts in South-East Asia.
The military junta in the crisis-ridden country of Myanmar supported Russia’s attack at the beginning of the war.
5 One addition to describing Myanmar as a friendly and long-standing partner, Lavrov also said that the two countries were linked by decades of cooperation.
6 Former Burma had been mired in chaos and violence since a military coup in February 2021. (