The Kremlin on Tuesday hailed Tesla CEO Elon Musk for proposing a four-point peace deal to end the war between Russia and Ukraine, after Kyiv criticized the business tycoon for proposing terms that appeared to reward Moscow.
In a conference call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov praised Musk for seeking “a peaceful way out” from the war. He added that a peace between Russia and Ukraine is “impossible” unless Moscow’s conditions are met.
“Of course, we noticed that this Musk initiative had a lot of people in Europe, a lot in Ukraine, Poland and so on. Held in the Baltic Republics. Most importantly, it kept awake the bots that participated so actively in voting,” Peskov said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.
“In fact, it’s very positive that a person like Elon Musk is looking for ways to find a peaceful way out of the situation. Unlike professional diplomats, Musk tries to find ways to achieve peace. And achieving peace without fulfilling Russia’s terms is impossible.”
Other Russian officials also welcomed Musk’s peace plan. Former Russian President and current Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev sent Musk a “kudos,” adding that he “expects” Tesla’s CEO to later claim Ukraine as an “artificial state.”
in one Twitter poll As he posted Monday, Musk argued that the only way Ukraine could achieve peace with Russia is to allow Moscow to keep the Crimean Peninsula, annexed in 2004. Musk also suggested that Ukraine should drop its bid to join NATO and instead adopt neutral status.
Musk’s peace plan also drew the ire of Ukrainian officials – including President Volodymyr Zelenskyy – when he suggested that Russia should repeat illegal “referendums” in four Ukrainian regions under UN supervision.
“Repeat of elections in the annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia will leave the country if that is the will of the people,” Musk wrote in the poll.
As of 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, Musk’s Twitter poll had received more than 2.7 million votes. At least 59.1 percent said they opposed Musk’s “Ukraine-Russia peace plan.”
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