As the situation in Myanmar became tense, an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council began earlier.

The gap between Europe and the United States, which aims to strengthen sanctions to stop the crackdown by the military, and China and Russia, which are negative to sanctions, has not been filled, and it is not easy to take a unified response.

Since the coup d'etat in February, more than 500 civilians, including children, have died in Myanmar due to shootings by security forces, and the military has bombed armed groups of some ethnic minorities. I will.

On March 31, the UN Security Council began its third emergency meeting since February, privately at 4 am Japan time.

The Security Council issued a chairman's statement after the last meeting calling on the military to maximize self-restraint, and this time it is expected to discuss further measures, including sanctions such as the embargo on weapons requested by Western countries.

At the beginning, Wagner, who is in charge of Myanmar issues at the United Nations, told the Security Council that "the genocide is approaching. We should overcome the differences and avoid the worst," and called for unity and action.

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Thomas Greenfield, who chairs the meeting prior to the meeting, said at a press conference that he was "considering further measures."

However, Russia's UN Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Polyanskiy, said at a press conference the day before that "Russia does not support sanctions and punitive measures," emphasizing a negative position on sanctions with China, and the Security Council agreed. It's not easy to take.