Mongolia has decided to issue a residence permit to all interested citizens of Russia. This was stated by the head of the department of the Mongolian immigration agency Nerguin Uuganbayar.
“Citizens of the Russian Federation apply to stay in Mongolia for a certain period of time. In connection with this situation, a decision was made to grant the corresponding category of residence permits to the citizens of the Russian Federation who applied,» he said.
According to Mongolian authorities, 6,268 Russian citizens have crossed the border through Altanbulag since September 21. According to the law, they can stay in Mongolia without a visa for up to 30 days. As of September 21-29, 748 Russian citizens have extended their stay and visas in Mongolia. More than 1,000 Russians were consulted on obtaining a residence permit and extending their stay in the country. In one day, about 160 Russian citizens extended their visas for 30 days.
Earlier, the former President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, called on the Buryats not to fight in Ukraine and to flee from mobilization to his country. “I know from the very beginning of this bloody war, the ethnic minorities that live in Russia have suffered the most. <…> We, the Mongolians, will meet you with open arms and an open heart,” he said.