Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu laid a wreath at the memorial to the fallen heroes in Myanmar
Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu laid a wreath at the memorial to the fallen heroes in Naypyidaw (Republic of the Union of Myanmar), where he is on an official visit.
The memorial is a national treasure of the state and symbolizes the national memory of the defenders who gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Myanmar. It is dedicated to both members of the national Armed Forces and the civilian population of the country.
The memorial was opened on March 27, 2017, the day of the 72nd anniversary of the formation of the Armed Forces of the Republic.
Since 2001, Russia and Myanmar have established the entire legal framework for effective and mutually beneficial bilateral military-technical cooperation, which is developing dynamically. Russia has supplied Myanmar with 30 MiG-29 aircraft, 12 Yak-130 combat training aircraft, six Su-30SME, 10 Mi-24 and Mi-35P helicopters, 8 "Pechora-2M" anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as radar stations, armored vehicles and artillery systems. Maintenance and modernization of equipment is carried out in the joint service technical center established on the territory of Myanmar for the maintenance of all types of equipment, both aviation and armored vehicles.
Military cooperation between the two countries has also been developing intensively over the past five years. Units of the Myanmar Armed Forces regularly take part in International Army Games and combat training events, including last year they took part in the strategic command and staff exercise "Kavkaz-2020".
In addition, in 2018, an intergovernmental agreement was signed on a simplified procedure for calling warships at the ports of Russia and Myanmar.