About the company
Malyeshev Plant is a Ukranian state-owned factory making heavy equipment for farming, mining and wind farms, as well as military equipment.
It manufactures the BTR-3U armoured personal carrier. In 2001 it began shipments of 1,000 BTR-£U to the Burmese military, along with a contract for spare parts for maintenance. It was reported in 2016 that the Burmese military planned to purchase more of these carriers.
Myanmar wants to buy more Ukrainian BTR-3U wheeled armoured personnel carriers, Defence Blog 30th May 2016
Malyeshev Plant website accessed November 2018
Army Guide website accesses November 2018
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”