- President Putin maintains that Ukraine is part of Russia and has relied on historic borders to justify the war.
- The former president of Mongolia shared a map of the Mongolian Empire, which includes parts of Russia.
- “After meeting with President Putin. I found a historical map of Mongolia. Don't worry. We are a peaceful and free country,” he wrote.
Mongolia's former president over the weekend mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his historical focus on justifying his invasion of Ukraine.
President Putin maintains that Russia has territorial rights over Ukraine, even though it is an independent country, and has frequently used historic borders to rationalize his brutal invasions. Ta.
Putin outlined centuries of Russian and European history in an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson last week. Historians say much of the history he told is not true.
In X, Tsakia Elbegdorj, Mongolia's president from 2009 to 2017 and former prime minister, poked fun at Putin's claims.
He shared a map showing how huge the Mongol Empire was, once ruling parts of what is now Russia.
“After meeting with President Putin. I found a historical map of Mongolia. Don't worry, we are a peaceful and free country,” Elbegdorj wrote.
The map he shared showed how small Russia was in the 15th century.
The Mongol Empire was once the largest empire in the world. Its territory covered most of Eurasia and included modern China, most of Russia, and even Ukraine.
Currently, Mongolia is located between China and Russia, and although it is a smaller country, it is still one of the largest countries in the world by total area.
The Mongolian government does not support Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but it has not outright condemned it.
But Elbegdorj has been vocal in his support for Ukraine.
“The world's democracies must come together with even greater resolve to declare that freedom is non-negotiable and give Ukraine the weapons it needs to win,” he said in February 2023. It must be done,” he wrote.
He added: “I know that President Putin does not tolerate freedom. I have sat with him many times. He despises differences and competition, and is afraid of a free Ukraine. He is a narcissist at heart. They couldn't afford to look at their more successful and prosperous neighbors,” he added. ”