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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar seeks Russian assistance in push for nuclear energy

Min Aung Hlaing meets key business leaders and defense officials in latest trip

Myanmar military chief Min Aung Hlaing, second left, meets with Rosatom executives on July 11. (Photo courtesy of Myanmar's Ministry of Information)

BANGKOK -- Myanmar is pursuing greater economic cooperation with Russia including on nuclear energy, as U.S. and European sanctions increasingly isolate them from the rest of the world.

Myanmar leader Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing on July 11 met with Alexey Likhachev, director general of Russian state energy company Rosatom, during a weeklong trip to Russia.

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