Elon Musk spoke to Vladimir Putin before tweeting his peace plan for the war in Ukraine, a report has said.
The Tesla CEO’s peace suggestion included Ukrainian territory being handed over to Russia.
Eurasia Group subscribers were sent a report in which Ian Bremmer wrote that Musk told him that the Russian president was “prepared to negotiate” if the Crimean peninsula remained in Russian hands, Vice reported.
Other conditions included that Ukraine retains permanent neutrality and that Ukraine recognizes the Russian annexation of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.
Bremmer reports that Musk said that Putin told him that these targets would be reached “no matter what.”
This includes the possible use of nuclear weapons if Ukraine invades Crimea. Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.
According to Bremmer, Musk said that “everything needed to be done to avoid that outcome.”