Elon Musk Challenges Vladimir Putin

Tesla founder Elon Musk has challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to a fight over Ukraine in an early morning Twitter dump that included memes about the invasion and references to Macbeth.


‘I hereby challenge Vladimir Putin to single combat,’ Musk tweeted Monday, typing Putin’s name in Russian. ‘Stakes are Ukraine,’ he added, writing the country’s name in Ukrainian.


In another tweet, he posted a meme of a character from the Netflix show Narcos sitting on a porch swing that reads, ‘Netflix waiting for the war to end to make a movie about a black ukraine guy falls in love with a transgender russian soldier.’


Earlier on Monday, he also posted the cryptic message, ‘There is a beauty to the biological substrate.’


Musk has tried to be a thorn in Putin’s side since the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, even providing internet service to the war-torn country through his Starlink satellite service at the request of Ukrainian officials.


Musk, worth a reported $218.9 billion, mocked Russian officials earlier this month after the head of its space program brushed off US sanctions on Moscow for launching all-out war on Ukraine.