The plan of the American entrepreneur, Tesla and SpaceX co-owner Elon Musk to resolve the conflict over Ukraine will be sobering for the entire Western community. Thus, on Monday, October 3, State Duma deputy from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet reacted to Musk’s proposal to keep Crimea as part of Russia and hold repeated referendums under UN supervision in the Donbass, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
“Musk is an advanced and modern person who sees a perspective and a real picture of the world. It’s nice that the representatives of the American elite are slowly realizing what Russia is and what its role in the world is. Musk’s plan will be sobering for the Western community, mired in Russophobic propaganda and hostility,” Sheremet told RIA Novosti.
The MP also expressed gratitude to Musk for the human courage he showed by recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, despite the pressure exerted on this issue.
Along with the proposed proposal, Elon Musk published a poll on his Twitter that day about whether the inhabitants of Donbass and Crimea should decide whether these territories belong to Russia or Ukraine. At the same time, the businessman stressed that he considers Ukraine’s victory in the all-out conflict unlikely.
The results of the referenda on reunification with Russia became known on 27 September. In the DPR, joining the Russian Federation was supported by 99.23%, in the LPR – 98.42%, in the Zaporozhye region – 93.11%, in the Kherson region – 87.05%.
On September 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the referendums were fully in line with international law.
Later, on September 30, the Kremlin signed agreements on the entry of the liberated territories into the Russian Federation, after which, on October 3, the State Duma ratified these agreements.
The special operation to protect Donbass, which Russia launched on February 24, continues. Kyiv has been conducting a military operation against the residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d’état in Ukraine, since 2014.
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