Vladimir Putin, accused of war crimes in international courts, has repeatedly said that Ukraine has always been part of Russian lands, trying to legitimize the invasion. However, he did not expect that the former President of Mongolia would answer him in such a tone. The politician expressed the opinion that modern Russia should belong to the descendants of Genghis Khan.
Ex-President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj reacted on social network X during Putin’s interview with American propagandist Tucker Carlson and published several maps of the Mongol Empire.
One of them, showing the scale of the state in the 13th century, shows that the conquests of the founder of the empire, Genghis Khan, and his successors spread across the territories of 20 modern states, including Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. On another map, dated 1471, Russia appears as a small dot within the vast Mongol Empire. The former head of the Mongolian state suggested that, according to the logic of Vladimir Putin, modern Russia should belong to the descendants of Genghis Khan.
“I found a historical map of Mongolia. Do not worry. We are a peaceful and free nation.”– he wrote, clearly addressing the Russian president.
Earlier it was reported that Olaf Scholz, during a visit to Washington, criticized Putin and called his interview ridiculous.
In the photo in the title Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and Vladimir Putin, 2014
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