Elon Musk Proposes Peace Plan for Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, took to Twitter on Monday to delve into geopolitics and propose a possible peaceful solution to the Ukrainian-Russian military conflict.

Musk Presented A four-part plan to promote peace in Eastern Europe, it asked believers for their thoughts.

The first step in Mr. Musk’s concept is to “restart elections in annexed territories under UN supervision.” If the public votes against the Russian takeover, Moscow will “leave if it is the will of the people.”

The second part is to reaffirm that Crimea is officially part of Russia, “as it has been since 1783[until Khrushchev’s fault].”

The final two aspects were to secure water supplies in Crimea and to keep Ukraine neutral.

“It’s very likely that this will be the final result. It’s just a matter of how many people die by then,” he tweeted. “It is also worth noting that the outcome of this conflict could be nuclear war, albeit unlikely.”

In the poll, it received 61.5% “against” votes compared to 38.5% “against” votes.

he later Established A second yes or no Twitter poll asking whether the will of Crimea and Donbass residents should “determine whether they are part of Russia or Ukraine.” More than half (57.2%) voted yes and 42.8% voted no.

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A man votes for a referendum at a polling station in Mariupol, Donetsk province, on September 27, 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (AFP via Stringer/Getty Images)

When a user said he was “upsetting a lot of Ukrainians” by suggesting “the biggest bot attack” to change vote results, Musk replied that he didn’t mind being popular.

“I am concerned that millions of people may needlessly die for essentially the same outcome,” he wrote.

“Russia is doing partial mobilization. If Crimea is in danger, they will go to full war mobilization. With more than three times the population, Ukraine is unlikely to win in all-out war.If you care about the Ukrainian people, ask for peace.”

Rebuttal on Twitter

Musk’s Twitter comments caught the attention of the Ukrainian government and several celebrities.

Mikhail Podolyan, the top adviser in the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, said: Asked If Musk was trying to “justify a quasi-referendum” held “at gunpoint under conditions of persecution, mass executions and torture.”

The billionaire CEO rejected the premise of his question and instead suggested “voting under the supervision of the United Nations (or choose the most credible agency or country).”

Zelenskyy also took the time to ask questions on Twitter. ask The public voted whether they liked Elon Musk pro-Ukraine or pro-Russia, with 82% voting for the former.

Musk defended his position in direct response to Zelenskyy.

“While I still strongly support Ukraine, I am convinced that if the war were to escalate on a large scale, it would be very damaging to Ukraine and possibly the world,” he tweeted.

Gary Kasparov, world chess champion and president of the Human Rights Foundation, accused Musk of trying to “reward Putin’s long-standing war crimes with Ukrainian blood and land.”

Musk disputed the comment, emphasizing support for Kyiv.

“We delivered Starlinks to Ukraine and lost over $80 million in doing so, leaving SpaceX and myself at serious risk of Russian cyberattacks,” Musk said. increase.

“What have you done besides tweeting?” he added.

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Antenna of the Starlink satellite-based broadband system donated by US tech billionaire Elon Musk in Izym, Kharkiv region, September 25, 2022, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Kokichi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images)

Andrij Melnysk, German Ambassador to Ukraine, lashed out at masks: “F — off is a very diplomatic reply to @elonmusk.

the only result ist [sic] Now Ukrainians will never buy your f…is doing Tesla crap.I wish you good luck you .@Elon Musk,’ he said Added.

But not everyone was criticizing Musk’s comments on the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.

Venture capitalist David Sachs was surprised Musk was attacked for being pro-Russian for “only hinting at the possibility of a peace deal” and for providing Starlink to Ukraine.

“It shows how the public discourse has become distorted and intolerant,” Sachs said. I got it.

In a reply to Sacks, Musk reiterated what his company has done for Ukraine.

“SpaceX’s out-of-pocket costs to enable and support Starlink in Ukraine have so far been up to $80 million. Support for Russia is $0. Musk tweeted. “Any attempt to retake Crimea would lead to mass casualties, likely failure, and risk of nuclear war. This is horrific for Ukraine and the planet.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a rally and concert commemorating the annexation of four regions of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces: Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia in central Moscow on September 30. 2022. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images)

Russia’s annexation of Ukraine

In the latest development in the military conflict, the Russian parliament is poised to vote on a treaty on annexation that will formally bring the four regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia under Kremlin control.

Western leaders have dismissed the annexation vote as a “fake,” but Ukrainian forces are retaking other parts of the country, including the town of Lyman.

Ukraine also submitted an emergency application to NATO, and Zelensky said he was ready for negotiations “with another Russian president.”

“We are taking a decisive step by signing Ukraine’s application for early accession to NATO,” he said in a video posted to Telegram. “Ukraine is ready for negotiations, but not the Russian president.”

Andrew Moran


Andrew Moran covers business, economics and finance. He has been a writer and reporter in Toronto for over 10 years and has written byline articles for Liberty Nation, Digital Journal and Career Addict. He is also the author of “The War on Cash”.