Elon Musk responded to accusations leveled against him by Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, suggesting he could die “under mysterious circumstances” on a mysterious Twitter post he posted on Sunday night.
“When I die under mysterious circumstances, it was nice to know you,” Tesla’s CEO wrote shortly after sharing a message from Rogozin, who accused Mask of “military communications involved in the supply of Nazi troops to Ukraine,” adding that for that, Elon, you will be responsible as an adult – no matter how stupid you are. “
Rogozin repeated the rhetoric, which falsely claims this Russia’s invasion of Ukraine due to the “denazification” of their neighboring country. In his alleged commentsa Russian official claims that Starlink, run by Musk, supplied equipment to Ukraine and was assisted by the Pentagon.
Indeed, in February Musk tweeted that “Starlink the service is now operating in Ukraine. More terminals in the route. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. federal government has paid millions of dollars for a significant portion of equipment and transportation costs.
Starlink service is now available in Ukraine. More terminals in the route.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
Rogozin also said that Musk would be “responsible as an adult” for the alleged actions. Starlink and CEO of Tesla replied that “the word Nazi does not mean what he seems to mean.”
Scholars claim that the Russian government tried to advance the argument of “denazification” to provoke World War II, a historic object of the nation’s pride. Several experts told NPR in March, however, that the strategy is a “harmful distortion and demarcation of history” that is part of a long-term attempt to delegitimize Ukraine.
The message was an explicit reference to reports of assassination attempts by the Russian state. For example, on BBC It was recently reported that a Russian agent linked to a secret assassination squad had watched Boris Nemstov, a rival to President Vladimir Putin, 13 times before he was assassinated in 2015 a few steps from the Kremlin. He was killed just days before he was to lead the protest Russiaannexation of the Crimean peninsula.
When I died under mysterious circumstances, it was nice to know you
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022