Nay Pyi Taw, 8
A joint naval exercise between the junta army and the Russian Navy is just for show and will have no impact on Operation 1027 of the Three Brotherhood Alliance, said military and political analysts.
Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing personally met with nearly 800 military officials led by Russian Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the commander-in-chief of Russia’s navy, who arrived with naval vessels on November 5.
The vessels of the Russian Navy have arrived in Myanmar since November 2 to conduct joint maritime security exercises between the Russian and Myanmar for the first time.
A political analyst, U Than Soe Naing, said, “Amidst high tension in the northern Myanmar, the joint military exercise between the military council and Russia is just a show and will not have an impact on Operation 1027.”
He continued to say that the junta wants the international community to see that the military council conduct military exercises as usual.
According to U Pe Than, a political analyst, the joint military exercise was intended to demonstrate that the junta has Russia’s support and to boost the morale of regime troops.
Furthermore, the suffered military council lacks people’s support and makes an attempt to boost the morale of regime troops in various ways, but has been unsuccessful in practice, he added.
On the other hand, the military council, which has been losing ground battles continuously, is using propaganda newspapers to show the international community that the unity of the army remains intact and the country is peaceful.
The first 3-day maritime security exercise between the military council and the Russian Navy will be held from November 7 to 9, about 85 nautical miles west of Myeik.
News – Than Lwin Times