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From Mongol Empire to Modern Russia: Elbegdorj Mocks Putin’s Claims on Ukraine in Interview

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Feb 12, 2024
Former Mongolian Leader Mocks Putin’s Ukraine Claims by Sharing Empire Map

Russian President Vladimir Putin has relied on historical borders to argue that Ukraine is part of Russia and to justify the war. In his interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Putin outlined centuries of Russian and European history, arguing that Russia has a claim over Ukraine.

Mongolia’s former president, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, mocked Putin over the weekend by sharing maps showing how large the Mongol Empire was in the past, including parts of what is now Russia. The maps also showed how small Russia was in the 15th century. While Mongolia’s government has not supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Elbegdorj has been vocal in his support for Ukraine.

In February 2023, Elbegdorj 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.” He added: “I know Putin does not tolerate freedom. I have sat with him on many occasions. He despises differences and competition. He fears a free Ukraine. As a deep narcissist, he could not afford to see more successful and prosperous neighbors.”

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