War in Ukraine: outcry after Elon Musk’s “peace” proposal

The billionaire called on kyiv to build a peace plan with Russia. Zelensky taunted Elon Musk and the entrepreneur got picked on by diplomats.





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Elon Musk was mocked by the Ukrainian president after having proposed a peace plan based on new referendums, a hypothesis swept away by Volodymyr Zelensky.
Elon Musk was mocked by the Ukrainian president after proposing a peace plan based on new referendums, a hypothesis swept away by Volodymyr Zelensky.
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LPresident Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials discussed the Russian invasion on Monday (October 3) with American billionaire Elon Musk, with the kyiv ambassador to Germany going so far as to tell the SpaceX founder “to go to show “. The exchange began with Elon Musk’s proposal for peace between Kyiv and Moscow based on new UN-supervised referendums, the surrender of Crimea to Russia and a “neutral status” for Russia. Ukraine.

The American billionaire left his Twitter followers the choice to vote “Yes” or “No” to this proposal. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded with another poll for his followers: “Which Elon Musk do you prefer, the one who supports Ukraine or the one who supports Russia?” »

“My very diplomatic response is to screw you”

Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak proposed “a better peace plan” with the “liberation of its territories by Ukraine, including annexed Crimea”, a “demilitarization and denuclearization” of Russia and that the “criminals of war” are brought before international justice.

“My very diplomatic answer is to go to see you”, launched for his part the Ukrainian ambassador in Germany Andriï Melnyk. Elon Musk then pleaded that Russia could choose to lead a wider mobilization of its population for an “all-out war” that will lead to “a devastating death toll on both sides”. “A Ukrainian victory is unlikely in an all-out war. If you care about the Ukrainian people, seek peace,” he wrote.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who decreed a “partial” mobilization and threatened to use nuclear weapons in the face of recent Ukrainian military successes, called on kyiv to “cease hostilities” and “return to the negotiating table”. Volodymyr Zelensky has claimed that kyiv will not negotiate with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin is president.


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