Elon Musk’s proposes solutions to peace in Ukraine, netizens react

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X and the richest man in the world, invited his Twitter followers to vote on a strategy to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Space X and the richest man in the world, invited his Twitter followers to vote on a strategy to put an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

“Which @elonmusk do you like more?” Zelenskyy tweeted, offering two responses: one who supports Ukraine, one who supports Russia.

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The richest man in the world, Elon Musk, suggested UN-supervised elections in four occupied territories that Moscow attempted to annex last week following what it called referendums. The elections were criticised as being unlawful and forced by the governments of Kyiv and the West.

“Russia leaves if that is the will of the people,” Musk wrote.
Musk urged that Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014, be officially acknowledged as part of Russia, that Crimea’s water supply be guaranteed, and that Ukraine maintain its neutrality. He requested a “yes” or “no” vote from Twitter users on the proposal.

“Dear @elonmusk, when someone tries to steal the wheels of your Tesla, it doesn’t make them the legal owner of the car or of the wheels. Even though they claim both voted in favour of it. Just saying,” Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda tweeted in response.

Musk followed up his first tweet with another poll: “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.

He said he didn’t care if his proposal was unpopular, arguing that he did care “that millions of people may die needlessly for an essentially identical outcome.”

“Russia has >3 times the population of Ukraine, so victory for Ukraine is unlikely in total war. If you care about the people of Ukraine, seek peace,” he posted on Twitter.

Musk also Tweeted out a potential peace plan, which said

 

“Ukraine-Russia Peace: –

 Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is the 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.

“F**k off is my very diplomatic reply to you @elonmusk”