Elon Musk defends himself after a series of controversial tweets

The billionaire unleashed a diplomatic storm by proposing a “peace plan” between Ukraine and Russia, which was very badly received by Ukrainians.

Elon Musk as a peacemaker? Obviously, the billionaire is far from having unanimous support with his peace plan proposed last night via a poll on Twitter. Jumbled up, the boss of SpaceX proposes the definitive attachment of Crimea to Russia or even the neutrality of Ukraine.

Not only was his poll against him (about 60% “no” to his proposal) but Elon Musk also drew the wrath of Ukrainians, starting with certain diplomats. “My very diplomatic response is to fuck you,” said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriï Melnyk.

Many Internet users have criticized him for being “pro-Russian”, and if the billionaire has maintained his “proposal” for peace, he nevertheless assured to be “pro-Ukraine”, recalling that he has deployed his Starlink internet system over the country.

“The cost for SpaceX (parent company of Starlink) to deploy Starlink in Ukraine is around 80 million dollars, so far. Our support for Russia is 0 dollars. Obviously, we are pro-Ukraine” a- he tweeted.

In the same way, Elon Musk responded, still on Twitter, to President Volodymyr Zelensky who offered an alternative poll (“Which Elon Musk do you prefer, the one who supports Ukraine or the one who supports Russia?”).

“I always support Ukraine but I am convinced that a massive escalation of the war will cause great harm to Ukraine and perhaps to the world,” he stressed.

Not enough to calm the spirits, especially since Elon Musk took care to pin yet another tweet, explaining that the Russian population was larger than the Ukrainian population and therefore that “the victory of Ukraine is unlikely in total war.”

Thomas Le Roy Journalist BFM Business

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