Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. PHOTOS / REUTERS
Musk pushed Ukraine to commit to neutrality and renounce its claim to Crimea.
Musk posted an outline of his plan on Twitter on Monday (10/3/2022), calling on Russia to “repeat the referendum on annexed areas under UN supervision”, with Moscow withdrawing from the area if voters wanted it.
According to Musk, Crimea would be declared “officially part of Russia, as it has been since 1783”, until Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev presented the peninsula to the Ukrainian SSR in 1954.
Musk, whose text messages reveal that he is an occasional reader of RT.com, called Khrushchev’s decision a “mistake”.
The billionaire then suggested that Ukraine should commit to neutrality, as requested by Russia long before starting its military operation in February, and guaranteeing Crimea’s water supply.
Ukraine cut off its water supply in 2014 after Crimea voted to rejoin the Russian Federation. Shortly after the start of the Russian operation in Ukraine, the water supply was restored.
“This is very likely the end result,” Musk said of his suggestion.