Elon Musk has refuted claims that he spoke with Vladimir Putin before putting his recommendations for stopping Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in a Twitter poll.
Ian Bremmer, CEO of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, claimed that Elon Musk had personally told him about the conversation with Vladimir Putin.
However, Mr. Musk has since denied this.
Putin and I have only ever spoken once, and that was about 18 months ago. The subject was space, Mr. Musk tweeted.
The Tesla CEO asked his 107.7 million followers to vote on how to end the conflict in Ukraine last week.
One of the ideas was to hold elections in regions of Ukraine that Russia claims it has annexed and occupied. His remarks were well received in Moscow.
The multibillionaire said Russia departs if the people so choose.
Following alleged referendums that Kiev and its Western allies deemed fraudulent, President Putin has already proclaimed four Ukrainian regions to be a part of Russia. The Russian government does not have complete control over any of these four regions.
Additionally, Mr. Musk argued that Russia should be “formally” acknowledged as the legitimate owner of Crimea, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014.
According to Mr. Bremmer’s account in a newsletter, Mr. Musk told him that the Russian president was “prepared to negotiate,” but only if Ukraine agreed to some form of permanent neutrality, Crimea remained under Russian control, and Kyiv acknowledged Russia’s annexation of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.
Mr. Bremmer claimed that the CEO of SpaceX had informed him that Mr. Putin had stated that these objectives would be achieved “no matter what” and that a nuclear attack might be launched if Ukraine invaded Crimea.
- Who is the CEO of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group?
Ans. Iran Bremmer
- What Iran Bremmer claimed?
Ans. He claimed that Elon Musk had personally told him about the conversation with Vladimir Putin
- What was the matter on the Phone call?
Ans. He had information that Mr. Putin had stated that these objectives would be achieved “no matter what” and that a nuclear attack might be launched if Ukraine invaded Crimea.