Elon Musk Tweets His ‘Peace Plan’ To End Ukraine War, Zelensky Hits Back. Elon Musk proposed that Ukraine maintain its neutrality, Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014, be officially acknowledged as Russian territory, and that Crimea’s water supply be guaranteed. He requested a “yes” or “no” vote from Twitter users on the proposal.
The idea to end Russia’s war in Ukraine, proposed by billionaire Elon Musk on Monday, was immediately denounced by Ukrainians, including President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who responded with his own survey.
Zelenskiy tweeted, “Which @elonmusk do you like more?,” providing two options: one who supports Russia, the other who supports Ukraine.
Elon Musk Tweets His ‘Peace Plan’ To End Ukraine War, Zelensky Hits Back. Musk, the richest man in the world, suggested U.N.-supervised elections in four occupied regions that Moscow attempted to acquire last week following what it called referendums.
The votes were denounced by Kyiv and Western governments as illegal and coercive.
“Russia leaves if that is will of the people,” Musk wrote.
The Tesla Inc chief executive suggested that Crimea, which Moscow seized in 2014, be formally recognized as Russia, that water supply to Crimea be assured and that Ukraine remain neutral. He asked Twitter users to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the plan.
“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 favor of it. Just saying,” Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda tweeted in response.
Musk, who is also chief executive of SpaceX, 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 claimed that while his plan might not be well-liked, he did worry “that millions of people may die needlessly for an almost comparable goal.”
“Since Russia has more people than three times as many as Ukraine, a total war triumph for Ukraine is unlikely. Seek peace if you care about the Ukrainian people “He tweeted something.
When the internet in Ukraine fell down in February as a result of Russia’s incursion, Musk replied to a tweet from a Ukrainian official pleading for assistance. Musk claimed that Ukraine could get SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband service and that the company was relocating more terminals there.
Andriy Melnyk, the outspoken Ukraine’s departing ambassador to Germany, responded bluntly to Musk’s peace proposal.
Melnyk himself faced criticism in July for defending World War Two Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera.