Elon Musk about Ukraine: social networks reacted violently to the businessman's “peace plan”
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The CEO of Tesla took up the reconciliation of Russia and Ukraine. The main ideas are to hold pseudo-referendums again and leave Crimea under occupation. Focus selected the most vivid reactions to Elon Musk's “plan”.
Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk took up geopolitical issues. His attention was suddenly attracted by a full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine.
The businessman described several options for concluding a possible truce with the Russian Federation, which are similar to the Kremlin's rhetoric. The Ukrainians most sharply perceived his words that Crimea was allegedly transferred to Ukraine as a result of “Khrushchev's mistake”, so the peninsula should “formally be part of Russia, as it has been since 1783.”
Elon Musk believes that following the war, Ukraine should become a neutral state. Focus selected the most vivid reactions of social networks to Elon Musk's “plan”.
“Disappointment of the year” – how Elon Musk's plan was assessed in Ukraine
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky launched his own poll on Twitter. The head of state asked which Elon Musk users like more – supporting Ukraine or Russia.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine politely refused Musk in the peace plan, writing simply “No”. And people's deputy Inna Sovsun suggests that the businessman should allow employees to decide who should own his companies.
Ukrainian diplomats joined the discussion. The former Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, simply sent Musk, noting that this was “the most diplomatic response.”
Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria Oleksandr Shcherba notes that the matter is not only in the territory, but in the genocide of Ukrainians.
“We are talking about the destruction of the Ukrainian language and culture. You can't let the new Hitler get his way. I won't believe that you are wrote,” the diplomat wrote.
The next time you need to call a plumber, you should call Elon Musk, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Serhiy Kislitsa, mocked.
“He doesn’t do plumbing? Then what the hell is he talking about international relations and domestic law? By the way, a good plumber is better than Musk’s second-rate opinion about the illegally occupied territories of a foreign state,” he responded.
Ukrainian did not hesitate to criticize the businessman Media and journalists. Kyiv's English-language publication KyivPost commented: “Elon, you're a great guy, thanks for Starlink, but it would be great if you could vote on what you know. We don't vote on apartheid and Nelson Mandela.”
Ukrainian blogger Igor Lachenkov, known as the author of the Telegram news channel, called Elon Musk the “disappointment of the year”.
“I saw you as a researcher of the future, hi-tech and space. Being one of the most influential people on Earth , you have no right to decide the fate of other peoples and the borders of the country,” he pointed out.
Writer Oksana Zabuzhko, under Mask's tweet, limited herself to a short phrase: Are you ohueli there?
Ukraine liberates all territory: how Elon Musk's proposal was evaluated in the world
Senior adviser to the US Congress, Paul Massaro, responded, proposed a counter plan: Ukraine liberates all of its sovereign territory. Russia is decolonizing, demilitarizing and denuclearizing. This reaction got 3 times more likes than Elon Musk's post.
Volunteers of the Georgian Legion believe that Elon Musk gave another nonsense.
“We Georgians know too well Russian fasts. That is why we have been fighting shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine since 2014,” the volunteers noted.
NBC News reporter Ben Collins opines that Elon Musk lived in a particularly well-closed money-chasing bubble until recently. His colleague Michael Weiss noted how business foam managed to cross out the help of satellite Internet services from Starlink with a tweet.
Elon Musk spoke about Crimea: reaction in Russia
Russian opposition politician, head of headquarters Alexei Navalny Leonid Volkov looks forward to Musk's decision in one tweet for Israel and Palestine and the fictional regions of Gondor and Mordor in J.R. Tolkien's Legendarium.
Another associate of Navalny, Lyubov Sobol, asked how Elon Musk would react if Putin tried to occupy another country or demanded the return of Alaska.
“What poll will Musk post on Twitter? Putin has occupied Russia, everyone who disagrees with his rule is beaten, tortured, killed or imprisoned. Now he is trying to occupy Ukraine,” writes Sobol.
Dmitry Rogozin, the former general director of the Roskosmos state corporation for space activities, also responded. In his Telegram, he said that Musk made these statements on the eve of the flight of his ship CrewDragon to the ISS, in the crew of which Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina flies.
“This is what a Russian woman did to an American,” he wrote.
Russian media news about Musk's “plan” in the traditional propaganda tone. TASS drew attention to the fact that Musk allegedly does not believe in Ukraine's victory if Russia mobilizes.
RIA Novosti chose the recognition of K Russian Crimea and guarantees of its water supply.