“Five minutes go by without asking for a billion dollars in support,” reads text accompanying a picture of a distressed student whose face has been edited to ‘match’ Zelensky’s.
The businessman in this way provoked the Ukrainian head of state, referring to his appeals for funds to fight against the Russian army.
The response from the Ukrainian parliament did not take long, but it did not take long on social networks, as the publication disappeared from the organization’s official account.
The image was identical in every way, but changed the face of the Ukrainian president to that of Elon Musk and the previous message to an accusation against the billionaire.
“When five minutes pass without you broadcasting Russian propaganda”, it read.
However, another response, this time on the social network of the head of the Ukrainian parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk, and with some slang, mentions Musk’s “attempt to conquer space.”
All these public provocations provoked thousands of reactions from users of the social network, but the tension between the Ukrainian authorities and the billionaire who owns a satellite network considered crucial to Ukraine’s military strategy is not new.
The Ukrainian government criticized Elon Musk at the beginning of the conflict, suggesting that they should cede part of their territory to Russia in order to reach a quick peace. A position always rejected by Kiev.
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