Zelensky responds to Elon Musk’s 'peace plan' for Ukraine
The Tesla CEO posted on Tuesday a Twitter poll with a string of proposals to solve the Russia-Ukraine conflict
October 4, 2022 6:20am
Updated: October 4, 2022 1:21pm
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blasted Elon Musk’s “insane” Twitter poll on how to achieve peace between Ukraine and Russia.
The Tesla CEO posted on Tuesday a Twitter poll with a string of proposals to solve the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Musk asked his followers to vote “yes” or “no on his proposals, which include annexing Crimea to Russia.
Musk’s proposals for solving the seven-month conflict include: formally annexing Crimea to Russia and guaranteeing a permanent water supply to the territory; holding a new referendum organized by the United Nations in the four regions of eastern Ukraine before Russia annexes them; and having Ukraine remain “neutral.”
Ukraine-Russia Peace:— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2022
- Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
- Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).
- Water supply to Crimea assured.
- Ukraine remains neutral.
Let’s try this then: the will of the people who live in the Donbas & Crimea should decide whether they’re part of Russia or Ukraine— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 3, 2022
In a following tweet, the world’s richest person added that “this is highly likely to be the outcome in the end – just a question of how many die before then.”
“Also worth noting that a possible, albeit unlikely, outcome from this conflict is nuclear war,” Musk continued.
Zelensky responded to Musk’s tweet by creating a poll of his own and asking his followers to choose which Elon Musk they “liked more.” His two options included “One who supports Ukraine” or “One who supports Russia.”
Which @elonmusk do you like more?— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) October 3, 2022
The conflict between the two Twitter celebrities comes after Musk sent several of his Starlink communication systems to Ukraine to help the military and Ukrainians bypass the internet outages that have resulted from the war in the country.