Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's advisor slammed Twitter owner Elon Musk for his "magical, simple solutions."
What Happened: In reference to Musk’s ideas for Twitter's free speech and his previous suggestion for Ukraine to negotiate with Russia, Mykhailo Podolyak, a presidential aide, tweeted on Sunday, criticizing the billionaire. Podolyak said, "(Elon Musk) prefers so-called magical ‘simple solutions.'"
"”Exchange foreign territories to illusory peace” or “open all private accounts because freedom of speech has to be total”," Podolyak said as examples of such "solutions."
This comes after the Ukrainian president, on Thursday, invited Musk to visit his war-torn nation and then tell him "how to end this war" – after the Twitter owner had floated the idea of a peace deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Musk has had a complicated relationship with the war-torn nation. When Russia attacked Ukraine in February, he successfully restored the internet services that helped Ukraine to advance in the early days. However, his suggestion of negotiating with Russia and for Ukraine to give up the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula in exchange for peace drew massive flak from Ukrainian officials, with one of them even telling Musk to "f**k off."
Satellite photos released by the Earth observation company Maxar appear to show that Russia is consolidating its military presence in the captured port city of Mariupol by constructing a large army facility.
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