Musk also offers to recognize Russian territory in Crimea
President of Lithuania: Will I vote even if I steal the wheels of a Tesla?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was furious when Tesla CEO Elon Musk proposed an end to the war, including a second vote under UN supervision, over Russian-occupied territories in Ukraine.
According to Reuters and AFP news on the 3rd (local time), Musk, the world’s richest man, posted on his Twitter on the 3rd (local time) asking his followers to vote for or against the final decision on whether to annex according to the wishes of the inhabitants of the four territories occupied by Russia, encourage them to vote.
Musk explained the plan he proposed, saying, “If that is the will of the people, then Russia should leave,” saying that a repeat vote should be held under the supervision of the United Nations.
Musk also included in his end-of-war plan a plan to formally recognize Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, as Russian territory, secure Ukraine’s water supply to Crimea, and neutralize Ukraine.
President Zelensky immediately responded to Musk’s offer to rescue. President Zelensky expressed his displeasure on Twitter by writing, “Which Musk do you prefer, between Musk who supports Ukraine and Musk who supports Russia?”
President Kittanas Nauseda of Lithuania, one of the three Baltic countries, also joined the criticism. President Nauseda tweeted to Musk: “When someone tries to steal your Tesla wheels, even if both parties voted in favor of the action, the person trying to steal cannot be the rightful owner of the vehicle or the wheels.”
Mikhail Podolyak, an assistant in Ukraine’s presidential office, argued that a better peace plan would be for Ukraine to recover its lost territories, including Crimea, to demilitarize and denuclearize Russia, and bring the war criminals to international courts.
Musk said he doesn’t care about the unpopularity of his proposal, but emphasized that his concern is the lives of millions of people who could be needlessly killed in this war.
“Russia has three times the population of Ukraine, so if all-out war breaks out, Ukraine has no chance of winning,” Musk said. If the Ukrainians are worried, seek peace. “
Previously, for five days from the 23rd to the 27th of last month, residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), the pro-Russian rebel governments in eastern Ukraine, asked for or against Russia’s annexation of four regions: Zaporiza and Kherson in the south, the voting was held. Then on the 30th of last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of the region based on the result of the overwhelming approval.
The West, however, has rejected the vote, saying it is illegal and forced.
Reporter Lee Jung-soo