Japan urges Mongolia to join international pressure on Russia over Ukraine
AKIPRESS.COM – Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi on Sunday indirectly urged his Mongolian counterpart Batmunkh Battsetseg to join international pressure on Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine, Japan Today reported.
In a meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Hayashi told Battsetseg that Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine violates international law and shakes the foundation of international order also in Asia, and therefore global solidarity is strongly required, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
Battsetseg “gave explanations based on Mongolia’s position,” the ministry said, apparently reflecting Ulaanbaatar’s reluctance to align with Western nations that have imposed severe economic sanctions on Russia.
Besides conveying that position, it was not known how she responded to Hayashi’s request, except saying it is important to immediately bring…