Ukrainian Diplomat Tells Elon Musk to ‘F— Off’ for Floating Idea for Peace Plan

Zelensky also took a shot at Musk on Twitter

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, angered Ukrainian officials on Monday when he tweeted an idea for a potential peace deal in Ukraine along with a poll to gain public support.

Musk wrote on Twitter that a peace plan could consist of three planks:

  • 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

Musk said that he believes that it’s “highly likely” the above proposal will eventually happen and that it’s just a “question of how many die before then.” He also noted that a possible outcome of the conflict is nuclear war.

Musk’s tweet drew angry responses from Ukrainian officials even though he has supported Ukraine in its war against Russia by supplying Kyiv with Starlink terminals, enabling Ukrainian forces to access the internet from virtually any location.

One notable reply came from Andrij Melnyk, Ukraine’s outgoing ambassador to Germany, who told Musk to “f— off.”

“F— off is my very diplomatic reply to you,” Melnyk wrote. “The only outcome ist that now no Ukrainian will EVER buy your f—ing tesla crap. So good luck to you,” he added in another tweet.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also took a shot at Musk by tweeting a poll of his own. He asked which Elon Musk people like more, one that “supports Ukraine” or “supports Russia.”

Author: Dave DeCamp

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