[Global Network Report Trainee Reporter Zhao Boyuan] According to Ukrainian media on the 12th, Russian President Putin talked about American billionaire and Tesla founder Elon Musk. And praised him when attending the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok that day. The latter was a “talented and distinguished man.”
According to the Ukrainian media report, Putin said in his speech, “When it comes to Elon Musk’s private enterprises… He is definitely an outstanding person, and this must be acknowledge… I think this is recognize around the world. He is an active And talented businessman. He is doing a lot of things, especially with the support of the U.S. government.”
Recently, the use of the “Starlink” system of Musk and his American Space Exploration Technology Company (SpaceX) in Ukraine has attracted much attention. According to previous reports, CNN reported on the 7th of this month that Musk secretly ordered engineers to close the coast of Crimea last year, citing a new book about Musk written by the country’s writer Walter Isaacson. The nearby “Starlink” Internet satellite communication system is use to prevent the Ukrainian army from secretly attacking the Russian fleet.
In response to this, Elon Musk responded to relevant content on his social platform. He further stated that Russia and Ukraine should agree to a ceasefire. “Every day that passes, more young Ukrainians and Russians are dying over the little bits of land they have gained or lost, and the border has barely changed. It’s not worth their lives.”
According to “Russia Today” (RT), Musk responded again on the 11th to “the refusal to help. Ukrainian drones attack the Russian naval fleet in Crimea.” He posted a message saying that he was only an American citizen and had no obligation to fight for Kiev.