On Monday, Elon Musk, a billionaire from the United States, joined Ukrainian authorities, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a social media discussion over how to halt Russia’s invasion.
Musk offered a peace proposal on Twitter that would recognise Russian sovereignty over the Crimean peninsula, conduct fresh annexation referendums in portions of Ukraine controlled by Moscow under UN supervision, and grant Ukraine neutral status.
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk put up a poll for his more than 107 million followers to vote on the proposal.
As a result, Zelensky devised his own Twitter poll, asking, “Which @elonmusk do you favor more?” There are two options: “one who favors Russia” and “one who supports Ukraine.”
“My very diplomatic reply (to Musk) is to get lost,” said Andriy Melnyk, Kiev’s ambassador to Germany.
Ukraine’s presidential advisor, Mykhaylo Podolyak, suggested a “better peace plan” in which Russia would be demilitarized and denuclearized, “war criminals” would face international prosecution, and Ukraine would return its territory, including Crimea.
Musk further said that, given Russia’s vastly higher population, Moscow may announce full mobilization, culminating in a “full war” with “horrible fatalities on both sides.”
“In an all-out war, Ukraine’s triumph is improbable. If you care about the Ukrainian people, seek peace “He posted something on Twitter.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged Ukraine to cease hostilities and participate in dialogue after ordering a partial mobilization to strengthen his troops and threatening to deploy nuclear weapons.
According to Zelensky, as long as Putin is in control, he will never participate in discussions with Russia.