(SNews) – Twitter/X boss Elon Musk has warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to stop sending his young citizens to die in an endless globalist war with Russia.
During an interview with American podcaster Lex Fridman, Musk warned Zelensky that “history will not look too kindly” on leaders who send their “youth to die in the trenches.”
Musk’s comments come amid Ukraine’s faltering counteroffensive.
Moscow claims Ukraine’s counteroffensive has already left tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers dead.
In the interview published on Friday, Musk was asked whether he believes Zelensky should negotiate peace with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Musk did not provide a straight answer, however.
Instead, he noted that he would “just recommend [that Zelensky] do not send the flower of Ukrainian youth to die in trenches,” regardless of whether he engages with Putin or not.
“Whoever goes on the offensive will lose massive numbers of people and history will not look kindly upon them,” he added.
The Tesla CEO has weighed in on the hostilities between Moscow and Kyiv on numerous occasions.
In September, he asserted that the Ukrainian counteroffensive, that began in early summer, had brought “so much death for so little [gain].”
Musk previously floated a peace plan suggesting that Ukraine should recognize Crimea as part of Russia.
He added that the four former Ukrainian territories that overwhelmingly voted to join Russia in referendums last autumn should redo the votes under UN supervision.
The idea, however, sparked a backlash in Ukraine.
Andrey Melnik, the country’s then-ambassador to Germany, told Musk to “f**k off.”
Moscow has repeatedly said it is open to talks with Ukraine.
Last autumn, however, Zelensky signed a decree banning all negotiations with Russia as long as Putin remains in power.
He reaffirmed this stance earlier this month, again ruling out any concessions to Moscow.
Ukraine’s counteroffensive has been underway since early June but has failed to gain any significant ground.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has estimated Kyiv’s losses at more than 90,000 troops.
Russia points to deteriorating morale in the Ukrainian military.
Ukrainian officials, including Zelensky, have admitted serious difficulties with the campaign.
They are blaming the issues on delays in Western assistance, formidable Russian defenses, and Moscow’s air superiority.
Earlier this month, Ukraine’s top military commander, General Valery Zaluzhny, acknowledged that Kyiv’s troops were unlikely to achieve a “deep and beautiful breakthrough” unless they gained a technological edge over Russia.