President Volodymyr Zelensky invited American businessman Elon Musk to visit Ukraine before making any statements on the subject.
Zelensky said this at the DealBook Summit, The New York Times writes.
During the speech, Zelensky said that the American billionaire should understand the situation well before making any statements. Yes, he invited Elon Musk to visit Ukraine to see the damage done to the country by Russian forces.
According to the president, this visit can help Musk understand the situation.
“If you want to understand what Russia has done here, come to Ukraine and you will see it with your own eyes. Then she tells us how to end this war, who started it and when we can end itZelensky said.
As noted by The New York Times, during the interview, the video connection with Zelensky was interrupted. When he recovered, a reporter for The Times joked that it was Musk who could somehow cut the connection.
“I can hear you. The most important thing is that Mr. Musk will listen to usZelensky replied.
He indicated during the speech that he did not believe that Putin would use nuclear weapons against Ukraine. According to him, instead, Western countries should be more concerned about the military ambitions of the President of the Russian Federation: if the Russians succeed in occupying part of Ukraine, other neighboring democracies may be next.
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What did Elon Musk say about Ukraine?
In October, Elon Musk said that one of the possible outcomes of the end of the Russo-Ukrainian war would be the formal consolidation of Russian power over occupied Crimea and a “re-election” in other occupied territories. In addition, he stated that due to the increase in the population of the Russian Federation Ukraine’s victory in an all-out war is unlikely.
A number of diplomats and various public figures criticized Mask’s remarks. Even the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, responded published Your poll on Twitter: “Which Elon Musk do you like more: who supports Ukraine or who supports Russia?»
After that, relations between Musk and Ukraine became strained over the Starlink case. The businessman said that his company SpaceX wants to give up financing for satellite Internet services in Ukraine. Musk complained about losses due to aid to Ukraine. Although the Pentagon indicated that the stations and services for Ukraine were paid for by other countries and organizations. Ultimately, Musk said he would continue funding Starlink for Ukraine.
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