Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, retaliated against Elon Musk after the Tesla CEO shared a Twitter poll with his ideas for stopping Russia’s invasion.
Mr. Musk polled his 107.7 million followers on options, some of which included giving Russia more land.
As a retort, Mr. Zelensky published a poll of his own asking readers if they preferred the richest person in the world when he supported Ukraine. Mr. Musk was criticised by other Ukrainians.
Andrij Melnyk, the outgoing ambassador of Ukraine to Germany, used a strong obscenity in what he later described as a “quite diplomatic reaction.”
Votes in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine that the Kremlin claims it is annexing were among Mr. Musk’s proposals.
The multibillionaire said if the people’s will is to have Russia go,
Mr. Musk proposed that the world publicly recognise Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, as being a part of Russia.
According to Forbes magazine, the world’s richest person in 2022 warned that the battle could result in nuclear war but added that this was “unlikely.”
However, Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, stated in a tweet that those who advocate for Ukraine to give up on its people and land must stop using the word “peace” as a euphemism to “let Russians murder and rape thousands more innocent Ukrainians, and grab more land,” presumably not to bruise Putin’s bruised ego or save Ukraine from suffering.
The satellite internet company owned by Mr. Musk supplied equipment to Ukraine earlier in Russia’s assault.
Because of this, Mr. Musk became well-liked in Ukraine, whereupon Mr. Zelensky encouraged him to come when the war with Russia ended.
Prior to a trial that would begin on October 17, the businessman released his poll amid a busy week when he was slated to appear before Twitter’s attorneys. Twitter is suing Mr. Musk after he pulled out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform.
In order to complete the acquisition at the agreed-upon share price of $54.20, Mr. Musk must follow the Delaware court’s instructions, Twitter hopes.