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Elon Musk calls Revolution of Dignity "coup d'état", Office of Ukraine's President advises he stop reading Russian newspapers

Sunday, 26 February 2023, 17:04
Elon Musk calls Revolution of Dignity coup d'état, Office of Ukraine's President advises he stop reading Russian newspapers

American businessman and billionaire Elon Musk has called the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine in 2013-2014 a "coup d'état"; the Office of the President of Ukraine advised him not to read Russian newspapers.

Source: Elon Musk on Twitter; Mykhailo Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Ukraine, on Twitter

Details: Musk commented on a 2014 article by American scholar John Mearsheimer, which stated that allegedly for the president of the aggressor country, Vladimir Putin, "the illegal overthrow of Ukraine's democratically elected and pro-Russian president [fugitive Viktor Yanukovych – ed] – which he rightly labelled a ‘coup’ – was the final straw", after which he seized Crimea.

Musk commented on this: "That election was arguably dodgy [of the President of Ukraine in 2010], but no question that there was indeed a coup."

In response, Mykhailo Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, recommended Musk to stop reading Russian newspapers.

"Free societies influence states through dialogue/elections. Enslaved societies take to the streets to get rid of repressive states. This is the base of Freedom, Elon Musk. There have never been coups in Ukraine, but there have always been free people. Stop reading Russian newspapers," he wrote.

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