Elon Musk denies claims he recently spoke to Putin


Tesla CEO Elon Musk said after speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin twitter vote On October 3rd, some locals in Ukraine suggested that they wanted to become part of Russia.

Ian Bremmer, president of political risk research firm Eurasia Group, claimed Musk spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin before posting the poll, according to Vice News. Mr. Bremmer claimed Mr. Musk had a “direct conversation” with Mr. Putin about the dispute.

Vice, citing Bremmer’s allegations, claimed that Musk was told by Putin that he was “ready to negotiate”, but that was because Ukraine adopted a formal neutral status and Russia’s annexation of Luhansk. only if the Crimean Peninsula remains Russian territory, among other claims that must be recognized: Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhia.

However, Mr. Musk denied these claims on Twitter.

“I only spoke to Putin once, and that was about 18 months ago. The subject was space,” Musk said. wrote on Tuesdayy. When asked if the vice report was true, Musk replied, “No, it isn’t.”

Earlier this year, Musk called on Putin to “knock it out”, adding that he had spoken to the Russian president via videoconference in 2021.

Ukrainian and some US officials have recently criticized Tesla’s CEO. he posted it “Most of Ukraine clearly wants to be part of Ukraine,” including the territories occupied by Russia this year.

As one example, Senator Lindsay Graham (RS.C.) created a thread criticizing Musk’s Ukrainian comments, suggesting that the Senate may scrap tax breaks for electric cars made by Tesla. did.

“I have the utmost respect for Elon Musk and I respect him, but I would like to suggest that we need to understand the facts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Graham said on Twitter. “It is absurd, after all the suffering, to suggest ending Russian aggression by giving Russia part of Ukraine. It is also an insult to

Later in the thread, Graham suggested that lawmakers “need to reconsider the electric car tax credit,” which some said was a thinly veiled threat to Tesla.

Musk sparked controversy this week by proposing Taiwan to become a “special administrative region” under the control of the Chinese Communist Party. His proposal was also criticized by Taiwanese officials.

“We welcome Mr. Musk and other international business people to visit Taiwan and learn about Taiwan’s democracy, freedom, innovation and development. It is completely different from a greedy market system or malicious coercion or repression. [Chinese] Communist Party,” Taiwan’s Continental Affairs Council said on Oct. 9.

Jack Phillips


Jack Phillips is a New York-based breaking news reporter for the Epoch Times.