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Elon Musk’s proposal to end Ukraine war sparks outrage on Twitter, praise from the Kremlin

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Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter to offer a peace plan to end the seven-month Russian-led war in Ukraine, an idea that’s sparking outrage on social media and receiving praise from Russian state media.

On Monday, Musk tweeted a four-point plan to end the war, which would see Crimea ceded to Russia, assured water supply to the region, and new referendums under the UN or third-party oversight in four Ukrainian regions recently annexed by Moscow. In addition Musk’s proposal would have Ukraine remain “neutral.” He asked his followers to vote “yes” or “no” in response.

The poll received 2.75 million votes, with 59.1% voting “no” and 40.9% voting “yes”.

Musk also launched a Twitter poll asking whether “the will of the people” should decide if seized regions remain part of Ukraine or become part of Russia. In a sarcastic response, Zelenskyy posted a Twitter poll of his own asking “which Elon Musk do you like more?”: “One who supports Ukraine” or “One who supports Russia.”

Musk replied to Zelenskyy, “I still very much support Ukraine, but am convinced that massive escalation of the war will cause great harm to Ukraine and possibly the world.”

The Kremlin itself chimed in, praising Musk for his proposal but warning that Russia will not backtrack on its move to absorb the Ukrainian regions, according to the Associated Press. “It’s very positive that such a person as Elon Musk is trying to look for a peaceful settlement,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. But, “as for the referendums, people have voiced their opinion and there could be nothing else.”

The annexation of four regions by Russia following Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” were denounced by the West as a sham. Since Russia assumed control, however, Ukraine has gained ground. Russian forces retreated as Ukraine recaptured the city of Lyman, located in one of the eastern regions the Kremlin claimed to annex, NPR reported.

In the first weeks of the invasion, Musk came to Ukraine’s aid when his SpaceX company shared its Starlink satellite system to help deliver internet access throughout the region.

Despite the recent gains of Ukrainian forces however, Musk says that victory for Ukraine is unlikely in the event of total war. Elon stated “If you care about the people of Ukraine, seek peace.”

MAHMOUD BENNETT:

THERE’S A LOT GOING ON THIS WEEK IN THE RUSSIA UKRAINE CONFLICT – AND THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BILLIONAIRE – ELON MUSK- IS INSERTING HIMSELF INTO THE EQUATION

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD LAST WEEK – RUSSIA -FOLLOWING A CONTROVERSIAL VOTE – ESSENTIALLY DECLARED IT *OWNS* 4 REGIONS IN UKRAINE – AND AS THE WEST CONDEMNED IT MUSK THREW IN A PEACE DEAL PITCH

TAKING TO TWITTER WITH THIS POLL PROPOSING THAT RUSSIA ALLOW A REDO OF THE ELECTIONS UNDER* UN CONTROL AND THAT UKRAINE REMAINS NEUTRAL AS THE *FORMALLY* ANNEXED REGION OF CRIMEA IS GUARANTEED WATER SUPPLY AND OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS PART OF RUSSIA

THAT SENT TWITTER INTO A FURY AND

WITH ALMOST 3 MILLION VOTES ON THE POLL – HERE ARE THE RESULTS –
A RESOUNDING NO

A UKRAINIAN DIPLOMAT TELLING THE SPACE BILLIONAIRE TO F OFF – OTHERS ACCUSING MUSK OF PARROTING PUTIN PROPAGANDA

RUSSIA ANNEXED THESE 4 REGIONS OF UKRAINE FOLLOWING SEPARATE REFERENDUMS – THEY WERE WIDELY VIEWED AS A SHAM AND ILLEGITIMATE BY THE WEST

BUT SINCE THAT MOVE UKRAINIAN FORCES HAVE ACTUALLY TAKEN BACK TERRITORY – AND UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT ZELENSKY SAYS THEY’RE MOVING TOWARD VICTORY AFTER RUSSIAN FORCES RETREATED

BUT ELON MUSK THINKS OTHERWISE – AT THE START OF THE WAR HE PROVIDED UKRAINE WITH INTERNET ACCESS THROUGH HIS STARLINK PROGRAM – DESPITE GAINS – HE NOW SAYS VICTORY FOR UKRAINE IN ALL OUT WAR IS UNLIKELY

Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter to offer a peace plan to end the seven-month Russian-led war in Ukraine, an idea that’s sparking outrage on social media and receiving praise from Russian state media.

On Monday, Musk tweeted a four-point plan to end the war, which would see Crimea ceded to Russia, assured water supply to the region, and new referendums under the UN or third-party oversight in four Ukrainian regions recently annexed by Moscow. In addition Musk’s proposal would have Ukraine remain “neutral.” He asked his followers to vote “yes” or “no” in response.

The poll received 2.75 million votes, with 59.1% voting “no” and 40.9% voting “yes”.

Musk also launched a Twitter poll asking whether “the will of the people” should decide if seized regions remain part of Ukraine or become part of Russia. In a sarcastic response, Zelenskyy posted a Twitter poll of his own asking “which Elon Musk do you like more?”: “One who supports Ukraine” or “One who supports Russia.”

Musk replied to Zelenskyy, “I still very much support Ukraine, but am convinced that massive escalation of the war will cause great harm to Ukraine and possibly the world.”

The Kremlin itself chimed in, praising Musk for his proposal but warning that Russia will not backtrack on its move to absorb the Ukrainian regions, according to the Associated Press. “It’s very positive that such a person as Elon Musk is trying to look for a peaceful settlement,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. But, “as for the referendums, people have voiced their opinion and there could be nothing else.”

The annexation of four regions by Russia following Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” were denounced by the West as a sham. Since Russia assumed control, however, Ukraine has gained ground. Russian forces retreated as Ukraine recaptured the city of Lyman, located in one of the eastern regions the Kremlin claimed to annex, NPR reported.

In the first weeks of the invasion, Musk came to Ukraine’s aid when his SpaceX company shared its Starlink satellite system to help deliver internet access throughout the region.

Despite the recent gains of Ukrainian forces however, Musk says that victory for Ukraine is unlikely in the event of total war. Elon stated “If you care about the people of Ukraine, seek peace.”

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