SpaceX CEO Elon Musk challenges Putin for one-to-one fight
Ukrainian leaders welcomed Musk's tweet for calling Putin to a one-on-one fight, including Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Ukraine capital Kyiv
The global leaders have condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, however, Elon Musk, the US entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX went one step ahead, challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin for a one-on-one fight.
"I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat. Stakes are Ukraine," Musk tweeted, with Putin's name and Ukraine written in Cyrillic script.
Musk also tagged Putin's official Twitter account and wrote in Russian, "Do you agree to this fight?"
Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, responded sharply for Musk’s comment calling him as "weakling" and "little devil."
"You, little devil, are still young, Compete with me weakling; It would only be a waste of time. Overtake my brother first," Rogozin wrote. He also included the name of the 1800s Russian poem "The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda," which is about a lazy priest who hires a cheap worker before the worker drives him insane.
Some Ukrainian leaders welcomed Musk's tweet for calling Putin to a one-on-one fight, including Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Ukraine capital Kyiv and Hall of Fame boxer, who previously vowed to fight "the bloody war" against Russia.
"I am sure that Elon Musk can send Putin to Jupiter," Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov wrote before sharing a link to a website taking donations to "Send Putin to Jupiter."
Musk has sent his satellite internet company, Starlink, arrived in Ukraine in early March. Starlink leverages satellites to beam broadband internet access which is now active in Ukraine.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Musk on Twitter for his decision on March 5, adding he spoke with him and more Starlink systems would be sent over as people flee the country.
I hereby challenge— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
to single combat
Stakes are Україна