Myanmar faces new sanctions over military coup

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Published on February 23, 2021 by

With the death toll rising in Myanmar, world leaders have repeated their calls for the military junta to step down. US officials have announced new sanctions. The European Union is poised to impose sanctions against the military leaders in Myanmar, according to a joint statement released after EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday. The statement came as protesters in Myanmar continued to take to the streets despite a deadly crackdown by military and police forces. At least three protesters have died since Friday, and the military has reported that one policeman had also lost his life.

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