The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk voiced his opposition to a proposed Senate aid bill for Ukraine during a discussion on his social media platform, X Spaces on Feb. 13.
Musk argued that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a position where he "can't lose" the conflict in Ukraine, suggesting additional aid would not alter the war's outcome.
During the forum, Musk echoed concerns similar to former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, criticizing the $95 billion aid package intended for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Musk supported U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson's view that believing in a Ukrainian victory is unrealistic and encouraged Americans to communicate their concerns about the aid bill to their representatives.
“This spending does not help Ukraine,” said Musk. “Prolonging the war does not help Ukraine.” His comments have previously sparked controversy, especially given Musc’s doubt over Ukraine's chances of success and his critique of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's requests for support.
In discussing Putin's situation, Musk suggested that the Russian leader is under significant pressure to continue the conflict, implying that backing down could lead to Putin's assassination. Musk expressed a desire to prevent further loss of life and questioned the advisability of seeking regime change in Russia, cautioning that any successor to Putin might be "even more hardcore."
Musk's statements have ignited debate, particularly among supporters of Ukraine and some U.S. Democratic lawmakers, reflecting the complex geopolitical dynamics surrounding the war and international aid efforts.
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