EU ‘ready’ to impose sanctions on Myanmar military

Publish: 9:46 PM, February 22, 2021 | Update: 9:46:PM, February 22, 2021

BRUSSELS,  – The European Union is ready to impose sanctions against the military officers behind Myanmar’s coup, EU foreign ministers said Monday.

“The EU stands ready to adopt restrictive measures targeting those directly responsible for the military coup and their economic interests,” the ministers said in a statement as they met in Brussels.

They called for “a de-escalation of the current crisis through an immediate end to the state of emergency, the restoration of the legitimate civilian government and the opening of the newly elected parliament.”