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“No Way In Hell Putin Will Lose The War”: Elon Musk Urges US to Stop Ukraine Aid

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has stirred controversy by suggesting that the United States should cease its aid to Ukraine, “there is no way in hell” Ukraine could win against Russia under Vladimir Putin’s leadership.

Musk’s remarks, made during a conversation with US Republican senators, underscore his concerns about the efficacy of ongoing assistance to Ukraine.

Questioning the Effectiveness of Aid

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Musk voiced skepticism about the impact of US aid on the conflict in Ukraine, stating that prolonging the war would not benefit the Ukrainian people.

Prolonging War Does Not Help

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He said, “This spending does not help Ukraine; prolonging the war does not help Ukraine. Having these boys die for nothing is wrong and needs to stop.”

Concerns Over Putin’s Resolve

MINSK, BELARUS – Feb 11, 2015: Russian President Vladimir Putin before the negotiations leaders of states in Normandy format in Minsk — Photo by palinchak

Expressing doubt about Putin’s willingness to concede in the conflict, Musk warned that the Russian president would likely be “assassinated” if he were to back down.

He suggested that continued support for Ukraine could prolong the conflict without achieving meaningful progress towards peace.

Risk of Escalation

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Musk highlighted the risks associated with escalating tensions in Ukraine, including the possibility of Putin facing retaliation or even assassination if he were to withdraw from the conflict.

Musk’s Disavowal of Putin Apology

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Despite his remarks, Musk vehemently denied being an apologist for Putin or the Russian government.

He emphasized his companies’ efforts to counter Russian influence and underscored his commitment to supporting initiatives that promote peace and stability.

Musk’s Involvement in Ukraine Crisis

Map of Ukraine is colored in the colors of the flag of Ukraine . February 27, 2022 Elon Musk activates Starlink internet service in Ukraine — Photo by KLYONA

Musk’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis dates back to February 2022 when he provided Starlink satellite receivers to enable internet access for Ukrainian civilians amidst Russia’s attacks on infrastructure.

A Shift in View

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However, his recent comments indicate a shift in perspective on the efficacy of US aid in the conflict.

Controversial Tweets and Proposals

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In October, Musk drew criticism for suggesting a peace plan for Ukraine that echoed Kremlin talking points, including the idea of ceding territory to Russia.

His proposal sparked debate and raised questions about his stance on the conflict and his alignment with Russian interests.

Response to Criticism

April 11, 2022, Brazil. In this photo illustration the official profile of Elon Musk on the social network Twitter. The billionaire bought 9% of Twitter, investment of US$ 3 billion — Photo by rafapress

Musk’s comments have faced criticism from various quarters, including fellow tech entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, who accused him of buying into Putin’s narrative on the war.

Musk’s representatives have yet to respond to requests for comment on the matter.

Evaluation of Musk’s Influence

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., speaks during a delivery ceremony for Tesla Model S sedan in Beijing, China, 22 April 2014 — Photo by ChinaImages

As one of the world’s wealthiest individuals and a prominent figure in the tech industry, Musk’s views carry significant weight and can influence public opinion.

However, his statements on the Ukraine crisis have sparked debate and raised questions about the role of private individuals in shaping geopolitical dynamics.

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