According to US political scientist Ian Bremmer: Musk is said to have called Putin before the controversial “peace plan” tweet – the tech billionaire denies this

Elon Musk is known for using the short message service Twitter as a kind of personal notepad - with sometimes massive effects.

According to US political scientist Ian Bremmer: Musk is said to have called Putin before the controversial “peace plan” tweet – the tech billionaire denies this

Elon Musk is known for using the short message service Twitter as a kind of personal notepad - with sometimes massive effects. In November 2021, for example, the Tesla boss had a vote on Twitter whether a tenth of his Tesla shares worth around 20 billion dollars should be sold. The share price then plummeted.

As the richest man in the world, the 51-year-old insists on taking a stance on political issues. At the beginning of last week he had posted his idea of ​​a peace plan for Ukraine (Stern reported):

"Peace between Ukraine and Russia:

This time, too, he called on his followers to vote under the tweet - the result: 40.9 percent of the followers agreed to the plan, 59.1 percent opposed it. However, the reactions that followed were far more violent. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was outraged and even called for a counter-vote on Twitter.

As the well-known US political scientist Ian Bremmer claims to have learned personally from Musk two weeks ago, according to media reports, the Tesla boss telephoned Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin before the controversial post. According to media reports, Bremmer wrote in a newsletter from the consulting firm Eurasia Group, which Bremmer founded, that Musk had told him that Putin was "ready to negotiate". The prerequisite: the Crimean peninsula would remain under Russian control, Ukraine would have to commit to permanent neutrality and recognize the annexation of the Luhansk, Donetsk, Cherson and Zaporizhia regions.

In addition, Putin assured the tech billionaire that he would “definitely” achieve these war goals, regardless of the costs. Should Ukrainian units invade Crimea, which was annexed in 2014, Putin would go on to a "major escalation". The Kremlin chief would not shy away from using nuclear weapons. Bremmer reportedly wrote in the email that Musk had told him that "everything must be done to avoid this outcome".

After the US magazines "Vice" and "Businessinsider" reported on the alleged phone call, Musk denied Bremmer's claim.

"Hi Elon Musk. Is that true?" US journalist Sven Henrich asked the Tesla boss on Twitter, linking to the corresponding "Vice" article. Musk's response: "No, that's not true. I only spoke to Putin once, and that was about 18 months ago. It was about space."

Sources: "Vice"; "business insider"

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