4:23 p.m., March 14, 2022, modified at 4:31 p.m., March 14, 2022
He is a regular at whimsical tweets. Billionaire Elon Musk on Monday challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a “man to man fight” with, as a stake, Ukraine, the scene of an offensive by the Russian army for nearly three weeks. “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to a man-to-man fight. The stake is Ukraine”wrote on Twitter the founder of the space company SpaceX, without specifying the form that this duel would take. “Do you accept this fight? »he asked in another message in Russian, addressing the official Kremlin Twitter account.
Вы согласны на этот бой? @KremlinRussia_E
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
The South African-born billionaire had previously thrown his support behind Kyiv, tweeting “ Ukraine, hold on » beginning of March, while addressing its “friends to the great people of Russia, who do not want” the war.
77 million followers on Twitter
Above all, at the end of February he responded to a Ukrainian official’s call for help by activating the Starlink satellite Internet service in Ukraine and sending equipment there, to help bring an Internet connection to the areas hit by the assaults. of the Russian army. Starlink is deployed and operated by SpaceX which is owned by Elon Musk.
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“While you are trying to colonize Mars, Russia is trying to occupy Ukraine! If your rockets land successfully from space, Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civilians! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations »had launched the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, in charge of the digital sector.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and one of the richest men in the world is accustomed to controversy on Twitter, where he has more than 77 million subscribers.