Former Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj has mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin after he tried to use history to justify the invasion of Ukraine.
Putin has frequently tried to invoke historical borders to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying his country owns part of Ukraine, even though it is an independent state.
Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Mongolia’s president from 2009-2017 and former prime minister, mocked Putin’s argument.
He published on his Twitter account some maps that show how big the Mongol Empire was that also controlled parts of what is today Russia.
“After Putin’s speech. I found a historical map of Mongolia. Do not worry. We are a peaceful and free nation,” he wrote.
After Putin’s talk. I found Mongolian historical map. Don’t worry. We are a peaceful and free nation????
— Mongolian Tsakhia ELBEGDORJ (@elbegdorj)
In the maps published by the former president you can see how small Russia was in the 15th century.
The Mongol Empire was one of the largest in the world. Its territory occupied a good part of Eurasia and even China and Russia, but also Ukraine, according to .
Today, Mongolia is a smaller country located between Russia and China, but it is still one of the largest nations in the world in terms of total land area. The government of Mongolia did not support the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but neither did it clearly condemn it. But Tsakhia Elbegdorj openly expressed his support for Ukraine.
Source: Business Insider
Tags: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Mongolia,
Publication date: 12-02-2024 22:15
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