Zelensky and Musk in row after Ukraine war poll

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As the Ukraine war drags on, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, posted a Twitter poll with his recommendations for stopping Russia’s invasion. However, President Volodymyr Zelensky retaliated against him.

Mr. Musk polled his 107.7 million followers on options, some of which included giving Russia more land as a way to put the Ukraine war to and end.

In response, Mr. Zelensky published a poll of his own asking readers if they preferred the richest person in the world when he backed Ukraine. Musk has received criticism from Ukrainians for his recent survey.

Andrij Melnyk, the outgoing ambassador of Ukraine to Germany, used a strong obscenity in what he referred to as a “quite diplomatic remark.”

Votes in Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine that the Kremlin claims it is annexing were among Musk’s proposals. “Russia exits if that is the decision of the people,” the multi-billionaire remarked.

Four Ukrainian regions have already been recognized as being a part of Russia by President Vladimir Putin, following phony referendums that Kyiv and its Western allies have deemed fake. All four of these regions are not entirely under Russian authority.

Mr. Musk advocated for formally recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 by the international community. According to Forbes magazine, the world’s richest person in 2022 warned that nuclear war might break out despite being “unlikely.”

The Kremlin well-received Mr. Musk’s recommendations. More than two million people voted in Mr. Musk’s poll after it was posted for 10 hours.

In response, Mr. Zelensky created his own poll in which he asked Ukrainians whether they preferred Elon Musk, who favors Russia or Ukraine. That poll had received over 1.5 million votes eight hours after it was launched.

Starlink, the satellite internet provider owned by Mr. Musk, supplied equipment to Ukraine in the early stages of the Russian assault. Due to his success in Ukraine as a result of this, Mr. Zelensky urged Mr. Musk to come once the conflict with Russia was finished.

The businessman published his poll during a busy week when he was scheduled to testify before Twitter’s attorneys ahead of a trial that would start on October 17. After Mr. Musk backed out of a $44 billion plan to acquire the social media site, Twitter is suing him.

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Twitter is hopeful that the Delaware court would direct Mr. Musk to finalize the acquisition at the agreed-upon share price of $54.20.

What you must know about the Ukraine war

Later on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin may complete his plan to annex four regions of Ukraine, even though Ukraine is pushing back his forces on two different fronts of the battlefield, decreasing the amount of captured territory he has.

According to the head of the administration of the province’s seized territories which Russia established, Ukrainian forces made a significant advance in the Kherson region. They conquered the town of Dudchany on the west bank of the Dnipro River.

A Ukrainian tank assault through miles of land along the west bank of the Dnipro was described by Russian military bloggers. But, up to this point, Kyiv has remained remarkably silent over the circumstances in Kherson.

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Following their capture of Lyman, the key Russian stronghold in the province of Donetsk’s north, Ukrainian forces advanced in the east. According to the pro-Russian leader in Donetsk, a new defensive line was being formed around the village of Kreminna.

According to a senior Pentagon official, Kyiv appears to be on track to accomplishing several of its important tactical goals as it fortifies its military position against Russia ahead of the winter.

According to news source RBC, Russia has dismissed the head of its Western military sector following a string of traumatic defeats in Ukraine.