The businessman made the statement through a post in response to a tweet from Max Tegmark who applauded him for his recent suggestions to de-escalate the conflict.
“The probability of a nuclear war is increasing rapidly”, he wrote in response to Tegmark, a professor in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In the original trill, the professor stated: “This is the reason why I think that now there is a one in six chance of an imminent global nuclear war and for which I appreciate Elon Musk and others urging de-escalation.”
Along with his words, he attached an article in which he wrote about possible scenarios of increased tensions between Russia and Ukraine to support their claims.
Elon Musk’s controversial proposal to end the conflict in Ukraine
The statements of CEO of Tesla come days after he angered Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelenskyalso sharing on Twitter his proposal to end the war in Ukraine.
Last Monday, October 3, the tycoon published a survey to find out the opinion of users about his ideas to reach a possible peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia.
His bet is based on four principles. First is “to repeat elections in the annexed regions under the supervision of the UN. Russia leaves if that is the will of the people.”
The second is that “Crimea is formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake)”. For the third, he asked “water supply to Crimea secured”.
Finally, in his plan for the cessation of the conflict, “Ukraine remains neutral.”
Likewise, claimed that this would likely be the end result of the war and the question would be to see how many will have to die before his predictions come true.
On that occasion, he also weighed the possibility of a nuclear explosion. “It is also worth noting that a possible outcome of this conflict, although unlikely, is a nuclear war.”, he added.
During his interactions with other users, he also argued that if someone is interested in the Ukrainian people, then he should bet on peace because believes that it is highly unlikely that Ukraine will emerge victorious in a “total war”.
More than a million users voted in his dichotomous poll. The winning answer was “no”, something that the richest man in the world related to bots or false slopes.
His comments earned him harsh criticism from users on the social network for considering them in favor of Russia.
For its part, Zelensky reacted to his proposal by posting a survey also on Twitter where he asks: “Which Elon Musk do you prefer? – The one who supports Ukraine – The one who supports Russia”.
Musk was quick to reply: “I’m still very supportive of Ukraine, but I am convinced that the massive escalation of the war will cause great harm to Ukraine and possibly the world”.
According to The NY Journalthe Ukrainian army has recently achieved successful advances against Russian forces in southern Ukraine while they continue to fight to recover territories.
The US is also worried about a “nuclear apocalypse”
It should be noted that the global concern about the possibility that the Russian president, Vladimir Putinemploy nuclear weapons in the midst of the conflict it leads against Ukraine, it continues to grow.
In recent days, the US president Joe Biden warned of the danger of aArmageddon nuclear” and warned that Putin “is not kidding” when talking about using nuclear weapons.
“We haven’t faced the prospect of armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban missile crisis.”, He stated at an event in New York, according to the aforementioned medium.
“We have a direct threat of the use of nuclear weaponsif indeed things continue the way they are,” he added.
For his part, the Russian leader previously asserted that Moscow will use “all available means” for its defense.