Sending Russian Buryats to the front is “ethnic cleansing” – ex-president of Mongolia
The former head of Mongolia is outraged by the sending of minorities in Russia to the front.
Russia uses national minorities as “cannon fodder” at the front, while ethnic Russians are more pitied.
This was stated by former Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj in an interview with Channel 24.
He stressed that partial mobilization in Russia was probably not felt at all in large cities such as Moscow or St. Petersburg.< /p>
“However, in remote regions this mobilization was forced, no one asked anyone, you have to go. All these remote regions are very poor and they send their husbands and sons to war in Ukraine … By ethnicity, they are Mongols, and they were forced to do it, they pushing for this war. In some small towns, there are no longer men of military age left. In Ukraine, the Kremlin kills Ukrainians, and in Russia it destroys national minorities. These are ordinary ethnic cleansing, a war crime,” he stressed.
The head of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, also said that he made a video message to the Mongols living in Russia with a call to return to their homeland, after Putin announced mobilization in the fall of 2022.
“We were ready to accept them with open arms, I said – not go to war, don't kill Ukrainians. Come, run away from Russia. I don't know the exact statistics, but, as they said, from 10 to 50 thousand people returned to Mongolia. And these were not only ethnic Mongols, but also Russians, “summed up he.
Recall, On December 5, 2022, in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, participants in a mass protest over a corruption scandal related to the export of coal to China, stormed the Government Palace.