- Elon Musk expressed his disappointment in Ukraine’s summer counteroffensive in an X post on Sunday.
- “So much death for so little,” Musk wrote in his post.
- The billionaire has been previously accused of pushing pro-Russian sentiments.
“So much death for so little,” Musk wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday.
Musk was responding to venture capitalist David Sacks’ thread on the topic.
Sacks first started the thread on June 19, arguing that the counteroffensive “is failing to achieve any of its originally stated objectives” of rolling back Russia’s territorial gains and kickstarting peace negotiations.
Sacks has been updating his thread frequently with articles on the subject. The September 17 post Musk was responding to appeared to be a map of Ukraine, with the caption: “UPDATE: “Ukrainian territorial gains from their much-vaunted counteroffensive [highlighted in blue] are so miniscule they can barely be seen on a map.”
Musk, for his part, has weighed in many times on the war in Ukraine.
In October 2022, Musk posted a peace plan proposal on X. This plan involved Ukraine recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea and “remaining neutral” by not joining NATO.
Musk’s idea drew widespread condemnation from Ukrainian officials at the time, with Ukrainian diplomat Andrii Melnyk telling the billionaire to “fuck off.” Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the minister of internal affairs in Ukraine, said Musk’s pro-Russia stance made it seem like the Russians had hacked his social media account.
Musk also effectively sabotaged a Ukrainian attack on Russia’s navy vessels last year when he refused to turn on access to the SpaceX-run Starlink satellites, per an excerpt from the Walter Isaacson-penned biography about Musk.
Ukraine launched its counteroffensive on Russia in June, per the Council on Foreign Relations. War analyst Jan Kallberg at the Center for European Policy Analysis said last month that the counteroffensive was making incremental but “substantial progress.”
Representatives for Musk did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.