- Putin has justified the conflict by asserting that Ukraine is a part of Russia on the basis of historical borders.
- The former president of Mongolia disseminated a cartographic representation of the Mongol Empire, which encompassed geographical regions now recognized as Russia.
- “Following Putin’s speech. I came across a historical map of Mongolia. Not to fret. “We are a free and peaceful nation,” he composed.
Over the weekend, the former president of Mongolia derided Russian President Vladimir Putin’s historical pretensions as an attempt to justify his invasion of Ukraine.
Putin has frequently justified his ruthless invasion with historical borders, arguing that Russia has a claim over Ukraine despite the fact that Ukraine is an independent nation.
Putin explained centuries of Russian and European history during an interview with former Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson last week. According to historians, a significant portion of the historical evidence he presented lacks support.
Former Mongolian prime minister and president from 2009 to 2017, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, ridiculed Putin’s argument on X.
He distributed maps illustrating the vastness of the Mongol Empire, which once ruled portions of present-day Russia.
“Thereafter, Putin spoke. I came across a historical map of Mongolia. Not to fret. “Our nation is free and peaceful,” Elbegdorj composed.
His maps also illustrated the diminutive size of Russia in the fifteenth century.
Once the greatest empire in history, the Mongol Empire shone. It encompassed a significant portion of Eurasia, including modern-day China, a substantial portion of Russia, and Ukraine.
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Presently situated between China and Russia, Mongolia remains one of the largest countries in the world in terms of total land area despite its current diminutive size.
While not explicitly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Mongolian government has not extended its support for the incursion.
However, Elbegdorj has expressed his support for Ukraine loudly.
In February of 2023 he wrote: “The world’s democracies must rally with even greater resolve to declare that freedom is non-negotiable, and to give Ukraine the weapons it needs to win.”
“I am certain Putin does not tolerate freedom,” he continued. Frequently, I have shared a seat with him. He abhors competition and distinction. His apprehension is a liberated Ukraine. “Being a profound narcissist, he could not bear to be around more prosperous and successful neighbors.”