Elon Musk thinks he can end the war in Ukraine and a lot of people aren’t happy with his suggestions
Billionaire Elon Musk is under fire after tweeting a poll with his tips on how to end the invasion of Ukraine.
The Tesla CEO believes an election should held in the regions annexed by Russia, supervised by the United Nations. When the vote concludes, Musk believes Russia must leave “if that is the will of the people”.
On the road to “peace” Musk also says annexed Crimea should be formally declared as part of Russia.
He says the region should never have been separated from Russia in the first place, labelling the move “Khrushchev’s mistake”.
But many people have called the suggestions naive, with some saying the billionaire doesn’t understand the situation.
In true form, Ukraine’s outgoing ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, told Musk to “fuck off”.
Lithuania’s President, Gitanas Nausėda, has also made his opinion known.
“Dear @elonmusk, when someone tries to steal the wheels of your Tesla, it doesn’t make them legal owner of the car or of the wheels. Even though they claim both voted in favour of it. Just saying,”Nausėda said.
There were a number of social media users in favour of the Tesla CEO’s plans, with some even praising him for trying to find a peaceful solution.
However, this wasn’t the case for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukraine’s leader posted a poll to his personal Twitter account, asking which Elon Musk his followers like more: “one who supports Russia” OR “one who supports Ukraine”.
But Musk hit back again. This time he said Moscow could one day announce a total mobilisation, leading to a “full war” where “death on both sides will be devastating”.