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Elon Musk Challenges Vladimir Putin To A One-on-One FIght, Winner Takes Ukraine

Mar 16, 2022

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk on Monday challenged Vladimir Putin to single combat over Ukraine.

“I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat,” Musk wrote on Twitter, adding: “Stakes are Ukraine.”

“Do you agree to this fight?” he said.

I hereby challenge
Владимир Путин
to single combat

Stakes are Україна

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
Musk had earlier provided Ukraine with internet connectivity through the company’s Starlink satellites.

The move came in response to a plea by the Ukrainian deputy prime minister to help the country keep access to the internet amid the Russian invasion.

The service operates a constellation of more than 2,000 satellites that aim to provide internet access across the planet.

Web monitoring group NetBlocks has reported a series of significant disruptions to internet service in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began.
“Some Starlink terminals near conflict areas were being jammed for several hours at a time,” Musk said last week.

“SpaceX reprioritized to cyber defense & overcoming signal jamming. Will cause slight delays in Starship & Starlink V2.”
However, Musk had also stated Starlink will not block Russian media outlets “unless at gunpoint.”