Elon Musk challenges Putin in Russian-language tweets about Ukraine
The owner of SpaceX and Tesla has apparently been trained in some martial arts and he has called out the Russian President to “single combat” on Twitter.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has called out President Vladimir Putin in bizarre Twitter posts on Monday, appearing to suggest the pair settle the war in Ukraine with a fight.
The Eastern European country has been the subject of a brutal invasion from Russian forces for nearly three weeks and the Russian leader, a former KGB agent, has not shown any sign of relating in his quest the capture Ukraine.
Did you know? The reasons why Bill Gates and Elon Musk are not exactly friends
When translated fully into English, Musk’s tweet reads: “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat. Stakes are Ukraine”
In an interview with Joe Rogan, Musk said that trained in kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he was a child.
Musk is never one to shy from the limelight and his tweets received huge attention online racing up more than 100,000 likes in just two hours. He followed up that original post with another in Putin’s native Russia, asking: “Do you accept?”
Use of SpaceX’s Starlink technology to replace disrupted infrastructure
Musk has already offered support to Ukraine in more practical ways, providing use of his Starlink internet system to counteract Russian cyberattacks on the Ukrainian network. Use of internet and other forms of rapid communication will be vital in the Ukrainian defence against Russia.
Follow all the latest news from Ukraine...
The technology will allow officers to coordinate the military and civilian response to the ongoing attacks, as well as highlighting the atrocities committed by Russian forces to the world. Protests around the world have piled pressure on governments overseas to intervene in the conflict.
To be able to comment you must be registered and logged in. Forgot password?