- by theguardian
- 21 Sep 2023
Elon Musk has denied a report that he spoke to Vladimir Putin, including about the potential for using nuclear weapons, before floating a peace plan that suggested that Ukraine cede territory to Russia.
On 3 October, Musk provoked worldwide outrage by tweeting a proposal along similar lines, suggesting that Crimea was essentially Russian, and that sham referendums in four other occupied Ukrainian provinces should be redone under UN supervision, with Russia leaving only if they lost the vote. He suggested Ukraine would pledge long-term neutrality and guarantee the water supply to Crimea.
Musk denied having talked to the Russian leader before floating his ideas.
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