Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a decree ruling out any and all conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin citing communication with the President as‘ Impossible.’ The news comes as Russia reportedly drafted 200,000 citizens into the Russian Military.
The plan to mobilize initially backfired for Russia as it experienced mass fleeing to neighboring countries of Georgia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Kazakistan alone has reportedly recorded an influx of migrants, with over 100,000 people already fleeing Russia to seek haven in the country. Georgia also experienced a similar influx with Georgia Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri stating, “About four to five days ago, there were five to six thousand visitors daily, and now it has increased to about ten thousand.”
This mobilization could be a result of Russian panic, as Ukraine slowly continues to regain control over thousands of square miles of its land.
Billionaire and ‘Tesla’ Founder Elon Musk took to Twitter to give his two cents on the situation, hinting at a possible nuclear war. Musk presented a possible ‘solution’ to the conflict and attested to it a poll stating, “Ukraine-Russia Peace:
– Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people
. – Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).
– Water supply to Crimea assured.
– Ukraine remains neutral.
He went on to add to the Twitter thread stating,” This is highly likely to be the outcome in the end – just a question of how many die before then. Also worth noting that a possible, albeit unlikely, outcome from this conflict is nuclear war.”
As predicted, Musk’s tweets received quite the backlash from Ukraine and netizens alike with Zelenskyy making a Twitter poll of his own mocking Musk. The poll said,” “which Elon Musk do you like more?”: “One who supports Ukraine” or “One who supports Russia.”
Musk replied to the Ukrainian President’s tweet stating, “I still very much support Ukraine, but am convinced that massive escalation of the war will cause great harm to Ukraine and possibly the world.”
As Ukraine continues to take back more and more of its territory, the Kremlin praised the ‘Space X’ founder for his statement about looking for a peaceful solution. The Kremlin Spokesperson, Dmitry Pescov, said about the situation, “It’s very positive that such a person as Elon Musk is trying to look for a peaceful settlement… as for the referendums, people have voiced their opinion and there could be nothing else.”
Indian PM Modi also had a telephonic conversation with Zelenskyy on Tuesday as detailed by the PMO. The PMO said in a statement, “PM Modi reiterated his call for early cessation of hostilities and the need to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy.”