Presidential Advisor Volodymyr Zelensky attacks Elon Musk (52 years old) and accuses the American of defending Russian war criminals.
– A mixture of ignorance and great arrogance, writes Zelensky’s advisor Mikhajlo Podoliak x/twitter.
The richest person in the world himself thought he was in a big dilemma.
The background is this:
- Elon Musk secretly ordered the shutdown of the Starlink network near Crimea last year to stop a Ukrainian attack on Russian naval vessels.
- Starlink is a satellite internet service owned by Musk.
- The Ukrainians lost their net and had to call off the attack.
- All of this appears in a new biography that Musk discusses CNN.
- According to the book, Musk was concerned that Russia would attack Crimea with nuclear weapons in response to the attack. This was justified in conversations Musk had with Russian sources, author Walter Isaacson wrote.
- -Starlink was not meant to be part of the war. People were supposed to watch Netflix, relax, go online for school, and do peaceful things,” Musk was quoted as saying.
Zelensky’s advisor Podolyak comments on the matter as follows on X/Twitter:
– Sometimes a mistake is more than just a mistake. By not allowing Ukrainian drones to destroy part of the Russian Navy fleet via #Starlink intervention, @elonmusk allowed this fleet to fire Kalibr missiles at Ukrainian cities.
Civilians and children were killed. This is the price of a combination of ignorance and big ego. But the question remains: Why do some people want so badly to defend war criminals and want to commit murder? Do they now realize that they are committing evil and encouraging evil?
David Fromm I Atlantic Ocean Writing on X/Twitter, Musk has confirmed the truth of what happened.
The barrage of force from Zelensky’s inner circle prompted Musk to respond on his own platform:
– There was an emergency request from the authorities to activate Starlink all the way to Sevastopol. The obvious goal is to sink most of the entrenched Russian fleet. If you accept their request, SpaceX will clearly be complicit in a major act of war and escalation of conflict.
The Economist’s Oliver Carroll wrote that this is a new development in Kiev’s attitude towards Musk:
– I took off the gloves, he writes x/twitter.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praises Musk’s choice:
If what Isaacson wrote in his book is true, it seems that Musk is the last sane man in North America. Writes on Musk’s X.
Garry Kasparov, the Russian dissident and former best chess player in the world, commented on the matter as follows on X/Twitter:
This demonstrates the danger of allowing a volatile and misguided minority to influence American national security.
SpaceX and Starlink are great, but if Musk’s delusions and “anti-war” agenda lead him to disrupt their services for Russia, that’s a big risk.
Russian Senator Alexei Pushko commented on the issue cable:
Musk thinks independently. Unlike the zombies who occupy high positions in American media and politics, Musk is a political individual. This is unusual in America today.
Member of Parliament Mikhail Sheremet believes that Musk should visit Crimea and in this way show that he is not a “Russophobe”, like others in the West, according to reports. Moskovsky Komsomolets.
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