Myanmar junta leader meets Putin in Russia

Myanmar's top general, Min Aung Hlaing, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

The junta leader is currently in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok to attend an economic forum, where the meeting took place.

It was their first meeting since the military seized power in the Southeast Asian country last year.

Myanmar's state-run media reported on a statement by the military council. It said the two sides discussed bilateral ties and exchanged friendly views on international affairs.

Russian media quoted Putin as saying their relations are "developing positively."

Other details of the meeting haven't been disclosed.

It was reportedly the junta leader's third visit to Russia since last year's coup.

He is apparently trying to demonstrate close ties with Moscow, as the junta finds itself internationally isolated due to its crackdown on civilians.