‘F**k off’: Elon Musk ignites fuming responses from ex-Ukraine ambassador, Zelensky with peace poll

Billionaire Elon Musk got stung when he dipped his toe into the geopolitical pool, drawing a profane response from a Ukrainian diplomat over a poll that he posted to Twitter and being accused of being a Putin sympathizer by many who are heavily invested in the results of the rapidly escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine that threatens to erupt into World War III.

No stranger to rattling cages as he did with his bid to buy and clean up Twitter, the Tesla/SpaceX CEO may not have anticipated the firestorm of condemnation after he weighed in by suggesting that anything less than total victory for Ukraine would be an acceptable outcome.

In his Monday post, Musk listed 4 possible conditions of a Ukraine-Russia peace deal including redoing elections in regions recently annexed by Russia under the supervision of the United Nations, recognizing Crimea as a part of Russia as well as assuring the peninsula’s water supply and that Ukraine remains neutral, a seeming suggestion that membership in NATO would be taken off the table.

“This is highly likely to be the outcome in the end – just a question of how many die before then,” Musk wrote in another tweet.

“Also worth noting that a possible, albeit unlikely, outcome from this conflict is nuclear war,” he added in a third tweet.

Ukraine’s former ambassador to Germany Andrij Melnyk’s response to the world’s richest man was anything but diplomatic.

“F**k off is my very diplomatic reply to you @elonmusk,” wrote Melnyk.

Melnyk’s criticism came days after he left his post as ambassador to Germany following being fired in July by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Having served in that post since 2014, Melnyk ended his term at the end of September following controversial remarks he had made earlier this summer.

Following Musk’s tweets this week, Zelenskyy posted his own poll in response.

“Which @elonmusk do you like more?” Zelenskyy asked, with the two options being “One who supports Ukraine” and “One who supports Russia.”

As of early Tuesday morning, “One who supports Ukraine” is the overwhelming choice by nearly 80 percent with over 2 million votes.

Musk was also savaged on Twitter after whacking the hornet’s nest with his peace poll.

Others defended Musk while pointing out the insane direction that discourse has taken, especially when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.

Musk has pinned the following tweet to the top of his account.

“Russia is doing partial mobilization. They go to full war mobilization if Crimea is at risk. Death on both sides will be devastating,” he wrote. “Russia has >3 times population of Ukraine, so victory for Ukraine is unlikely in total war. If you care about the people of Ukraine, seek peace.”

With last week’s blowing up of two critical Russian gas pipelines in a major escalation targeting civilian infrastructure adding to already heightened tensions, it’s probably highly unlikely that peace will come before more violence, if at all, as the world is dragged closer to the brink of nuclear war.

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