Did Elon Musk discuss Ukraine with Vladimir Putin?

Tesla and Space X boss Vladimir Putin would have discussed invading Russia, the Russian president would have tried to influence Elon Musk on the phone according to a famous political scientist. The billionaire denied these accusations.

Who is the liar between the super billionaire and the star political scientist? Elon Musk has been accused since October 11 of being influenced by Vladimir Putin himself on the phone. The latter would have explained to him that he is ready to negotiate with Ukraine if the latter recognizes Russia’s annexation of the territories of Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhia as well as Crimea. The Russian president can do his usual nuclear blackmail with Elon Musk, threatening to send a missile to Ukraine if his army manages to retake the peninsula.

The media bombshell was dropped by several media outlets in the United States — including Vice and Business Insider — citing noted political scientist Ian Bremmer as the source. This regular columnist for major American newspapers sent an e-mail, recounting the entire discussion, to members of the Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting firm.

Twitter users asked, Elon Musk denied these accusationsindicating that he only spoke” only once and that was about 18 months ago. The subject is space “. Ian Bremmer did not respond directly in a tweet, declares:

Elon Musk told me he spoke directly with Putin and the Kremlin of Ukraine. He also told me what the Kremlin’s red lines are. I have been writing my weekly newsletter on geopolitics for 24 years. I write honestly, without fear or favor, and this week’s update is no different. »

The billionaire commented on this statement, dropping a simple: ” No one should believe Bremmer.”

A poll that echoes Kremlin propaganda

The situation is controversialbecause Elon Musk has launched a poll on October 3 on Twitter offers users of the social network to decide the future of Ukraine. The Tesla boss proposed a plan that perfectly met Russia’s demands for the annexation of partially occupied territories. This situation suits Vladimir Putin, who has been forced to mobilize more than a million Russians to face a Ukrainian counter-offensive that is yielding major advances in some regions. Accused of making Kremlin propaganda, Elon Musk assured that he is for Ukraine, but he wants to avoid the third world war.

Four days later, the controversy grew after an article in the Financial Times reported malfunctions of Starlink terminals used by the Ukrainian army. However, many military also assured that Starlink works perfectly in different regions, the occasional outages can be attributed to the rapid development in the occupied territories, the network will be seized to stop the Russians to use it too.

Starlink terminals arrived in Ukraine when the invasion began. // Source : Mykhailo Fedorov

If Ian Bremmer is right, it means that the richest man in the world — with a Twitter account of more than 100 million subscribers — tried to influence network users after a phone call to the president of Russia. This exchange will be less to the authorities, because it is prohibited, according to American law, ” for a United States citizen to maintain relations with a foreign government […] to defeat the steps of the United States “.

Elon Musk is, as usual, engaged in the comic register, highlighting on Twitter a bottle of perfume perfume “burnt hair”, which he now sells on the Boring Company website. If the billionaire is still making his fan club laugh, Elon Musk’s pans are starting to make more noise than his jokes. From the Twitter takeover lawsuit, the Tesla drivers’ lawsuit for false advertising, his statements in Ukraine as well as in Taiwan, wondering if the richest man in the world is a man who knows his responsibilities.

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