Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation urges Elon Musk to take down Ukraine tweet

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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After almost eight months of war between Ukraine and Russia, it seems Elon Musk believes he has the answer to peace between the conflicting nations.

In a recent tweet, the Tesla founder shared several steps that he believes would result in the end of the conflict, with the 51-year-old billionaire writing:

"Ukraine-Russia Peace:
- Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
- Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev's mistake).
- Water supply to Crimea assured.
- Ukraine remains neutral."

Russia and Ukraine remain in a deadly conflict after the former invaded the latter in February this year. Tensions between the two nations have been heated for years - mainly due to the political status of Crimea and the Donbas, which have been part of Ukraine for years following the dissolution of the USSR, yet Russia continues to claim as its own.

In 2014, conflicts between the two Western European nations over the status of Crimea began after Russia invaded and subsequently annexed the peninsula. This was widely condemned by the international community, per Britannica.

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Elon Musk believes he has the answer to peace between Russia and Ukraine, detailing several steps to end their conflict in a recent tweet. Credit: David Branson / Alamy

Recently, the Russian President even announced the partial mobilization of Russia - declaring that he would be sending 300,000 Russian troops to fight his war in Ukraine, as previously reported.

Putin's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in thousands of alleged war crimes, with the nation currently under investigation by Ukraine's prosecutor general, Andriy Kostin, for over "30,000 war crimes" - including mass systematic rape, murder, and wanton destruction of cities and towns.

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Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of Russia - declaring that he would be sending 300,000 Russian troops to fight his war in Ukraine. Credit: American Photo Archive / Alamy

Garry Kasparrov, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, bashed Musk's tweet, replying: "This is moral idiocy, repetition of Kremlin propaganda, a betrayal of Ukrainian courage and sacrifice, and puts a few minutes browsing Crimea on Wikipedia over the current horrific reality of Putin's bloody war."

Kasparrov added: "Who are you to reward years of Putin's war crimes with Ukrainian blood and land? To declare done what evil crimes must be undone? It is not too late to delete this and say you were high. Please do."

Other responses included one from Polish politician Stanisław Żaryn who commented underneath Musk's tweet with his own edited version of the billionaire's unsolicited peace plan, writing: "Hey, Elon Musk, are you kidding me? You are a billionaire and you have nobody to proofread your tweets? Here you are. This one is on the house..."

His amended plan read:

"Ukraine-Russia Peace:
- Sham elections of annexed regions were under the occupant's supervision. Russia leaves since that is will of the people.
- Kremlin leaves Ukraine alone, as it has been an independent state since 1991 (no mistake).
- Russian supplies to rebuild Crimea assured.
- Russia remains demilitarized."

Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, eventually replied to Musk's tweet with a poll, writing: "Which Elon Musk do you like more?"

He added two options users could choose from: "One who supports Ukraine" and "One who supports Russia".

Almost 80% of users voted for a Musk who supports Ukraine.

It appears that Musk believes he's got all the answers for peace between Ukraine and Russia.

Featured image credit: David Branson / Alamy

Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation urges Elon Musk to take down Ukraine tweet

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

After almost eight months of war between Ukraine and Russia, it seems Elon Musk believes he has the answer to peace between the conflicting nations.

In a recent tweet, the Tesla founder shared several steps that he believes would result in the end of the conflict, with the 51-year-old billionaire writing:

"Ukraine-Russia Peace:
- Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.
- Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev's mistake).
- Water supply to Crimea assured.
- Ukraine remains neutral."

Russia and Ukraine remain in a deadly conflict after the former invaded the latter in February this year. Tensions between the two nations have been heated for years - mainly due to the political status of Crimea and the Donbas, which have been part of Ukraine for years following the dissolution of the USSR, yet Russia continues to claim as its own.

In 2014, conflicts between the two Western European nations over the status of Crimea began after Russia invaded and subsequently annexed the peninsula. This was widely condemned by the international community, per Britannica.

wp-image-1263171701 size-full
Elon Musk believes he has the answer to peace between Russia and Ukraine, detailing several steps to end their conflict in a recent tweet. Credit: David Branson / Alamy

Recently, the Russian President even announced the partial mobilization of Russia - declaring that he would be sending 300,000 Russian troops to fight his war in Ukraine, as previously reported.

Putin's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in thousands of alleged war crimes, with the nation currently under investigation by Ukraine's prosecutor general, Andriy Kostin, for over "30,000 war crimes" - including mass systematic rape, murder, and wanton destruction of cities and towns.

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Recently, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the partial mobilization of Russia - declaring that he would be sending 300,000 Russian troops to fight his war in Ukraine. Credit: American Photo Archive / Alamy

Garry Kasparrov, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, bashed Musk's tweet, replying: "This is moral idiocy, repetition of Kremlin propaganda, a betrayal of Ukrainian courage and sacrifice, and puts a few minutes browsing Crimea on Wikipedia over the current horrific reality of Putin's bloody war."

Kasparrov added: "Who are you to reward years of Putin's war crimes with Ukrainian blood and land? To declare done what evil crimes must be undone? It is not too late to delete this and say you were high. Please do."

Other responses included one from Polish politician Stanisław Żaryn who commented underneath Musk's tweet with his own edited version of the billionaire's unsolicited peace plan, writing: "Hey, Elon Musk, are you kidding me? You are a billionaire and you have nobody to proofread your tweets? Here you are. This one is on the house..."

His amended plan read:

"Ukraine-Russia Peace:
- Sham elections of annexed regions were under the occupant's supervision. Russia leaves since that is will of the people.
- Kremlin leaves Ukraine alone, as it has been an independent state since 1991 (no mistake).
- Russian supplies to rebuild Crimea assured.
- Russia remains demilitarized."

Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, eventually replied to Musk's tweet with a poll, writing: "Which Elon Musk do you like more?"

He added two options users could choose from: "One who supports Ukraine" and "One who supports Russia".

Almost 80% of users voted for a Musk who supports Ukraine.

It appears that Musk believes he's got all the answers for peace between Ukraine and Russia.

Featured image credit: David Branson / Alamy