SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk called out Russian President Vladimir Putin challenging him for a one-on-one fight on Twitter, with Ukraine as stakes.
Elon Musk tweeted “I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat,” while using the Russian alphabet to spell the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Stakes are Ukraine,”Elon Musk wrote at the end, clearly indicating that the winner of this fight will be in a position to decide the outcome of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Elon Musk, later on, tagged the Russian president in a follow-up tweet with a question “Do you agree to this fight?”
Elon Musk also challenged Vladimir Putin in many of his posts that he had previously shared regarding the ongoing war on Ukraine.
Soon after the incursion of the Russian army in Ukraine, Elon Musk gave Ukraine complete access to the satellite-internet system of SpaceX known as Starlink. It is a system comprising over 2000 satellites that are designed exclusively to provide web access to widespread regions in the world.
The Ukrainian president had thanked Elon Musk in a tweet stating, “I’m grateful to him for supporting Ukraine with words and deeds.”
Elon Musk also tweeted earlier “Hold strong Ukraine,” further adding, “and my sympathies to the great people of Russia, who do not want this.”
Russian space agency Roscosmos’s Director General Dmitry Rogozin responded quickly to Elon Musk stating, “You, little devil, are still young. Compete with me weakling; It would only be a waste of time. Overtake my brother first.”
Rogozin then wrote an excerpt from a Russian poet A. S. Pushkin titled, “the tale of the priest and of his workman Balda.”
The excerpt describes a story about a Russian Orthodox priest who is lazy but is elected a simpleton as a cheap laborer. The laborer outsmarts him in no time and drives him crazy in the end.
The Ukrainian vice prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov also jumped into this war of words favouring Elon Musk, stating, “I am sure that @elonmusk can send Putin to Jupiter.”
On another side of the world, the fourth round of talks is all set to begin on Monday between the dignitaries of Ukraine and Russia since Putin launched the attack on 24th February 2022.
The talks are still fruitless as the Russian army continues to bombard cities of Ukraine while the world watches the destruction and ruthless atrocities on the civilians of Ukraine from afar. There have been sanctions on Russia from all across the world, but none seems to be working so far as Putin continues his military attack of the region.